Firefighters deal with flare up at Cape Point Nature Reserve

The blaze was sparked by a lightning strike on Wednesday but flared up again last night.

Muizenberg fire rages on for the third day on 3 March 2015. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - While most fires on the Southern Peninsula have been contained, additional fire crews have been roped in to help battle a blaze at the Cape Point Nature Reserve.

The fire was sparked by a lightning strike on Wednesday, was contained on the same day but flared up again on Thursday.

Currently, about 75 firefighters are battling the blaze.

Table Mountain National Park fire chief Philip Prins says firefighters had to be pulled from operations on Thursday night due to dangerous conditions.

"They've been busy again from 6am this morning. We're now getting fresh crews in from Working on Fire, the people that they brought in from the Northern provinces and we're all dispatching from the Newlands Fire Base. One crew is already on its way and one crew has been air-lifted."

He says another blaze, which flared up in the Constantia area this morning, has been contained.

"We sorted that out, which was early this morning. We immediately dispatched a helicopter, they did some crops there. The team that was there moved over to that area."

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Hot spots are also being monitored.

Some major roads in the area have also been reopened.

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More than 2,000 people battled the raging inferno over the past few days and South Africans have been doing all they can to support the hardworking crews.