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Some national parks unsafe following Cape fires

Table Mountain National Park has warned visitors to stay away from some parks following the crippling blazes.

FILE: Chapman's Peak Drive seen on 9 March 2015 after a fire that lasted nearly a week swept across the mountains of the Cape Peninsula. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Table Mountain National Park on Tuesday warned Capetonians to stay away from some of its parks, including Tokai and Silvermine, because they're unsafe following the fires.

Devastating fires last week caused severe damage to property, destroying 13 homes and over 5,000 hectares of vegetation in the South Peninsula.

Flare-ups were still being monitored by firefighters in some areas on Tuesday evening.

SanParks Communications Manager Merle Collins said, "The reason for the closure is simple; the fire caused a lot of damage in those particular areas, soil erosion has taken place, the area is very unstable, trees are falling down and we're actually warning the public to stay away."

She said it was unclear how long access to these areas would be restricted.

WATCH: Cape fire - The aftermath

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