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No foul play found in massive WC fires

A preliminary report from a probe into the blaze has revealed the fire was not started deliberately.

FILE: A firefighter battles a blaze on Boyes Drive in Muizenberg during fires that ravaged the Cape Peninsula in March 2015. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN - South African National Parks (SANParks) says it has found no evidence of foul play behind the fires that ravaged the South Peninsula earlier this year.

A preliminary report from a probe into the blaze has revealed the fire was not started deliberately.

The week-long fires which ravaged the Southern Peninsula and destroyed thousands of hectares of vegetation, is still under investigation.

However, reports by SANParks revealed there was no direct foul play and it says they will continue to investigate but have ruled out the possibility that the fire was started deliberately.

"We do have the report right now which indicated the accidental negligence. Investigations will continue to rule out all the possible chances of anything that could have happened.

The City says it will release its findings in a week time.