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Investigators close to finding the cause of Cape fires

SanParks officials have confirmed the investigation into the widespread blaze is still underway.

FILE: It is still unclear what the exact cause of the South Peninsula fires were. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The cause of the recent fires which raged across the Southern Peninsula will be made known within the next few days.

At a briefing at the Newlands fire base in Cape Town, SanParks officials confirmed the investigation into the blaze was still underway.

It is still unclear what the exact cause of the South Peninsula fires were.

Devastating fires last month caused severe damage to property, destroying 13 homes and over 5,000 hectares of vegetation as firefighters battled the flames around the clock.

Table Mountain National Park's Manager Paddy Gordons said investigator Rob Erasmus was due to release his final findings next week.

Meanwhile, officials say Arson was behind a fire that broke out in the Scarborough area, but Gordons could not provide any further details on this as the incident happened on private property.

See EWN's interactive feature on the Cape fires here.

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