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Firefighters battle Table View blaze

A fire has broken out in the Blaauwberg area near the Dolphin Beach Hotel.

Firefighters have been working since midnight to douse a blaze in the Table View area on 6 November 2015. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A fire has broken out in the Blaauwberg area near the Dolphin Beach Hotel.

The blaze broke out just after midnight and it's unclear how it was started.

Firefighters have been trying to douse the inferno since midnight.

#Fires Firefighters have been working since midnight to douse a blaze in the Table View area. LI pic.twitter.com/M8AibZKUJy

Thick, dark smoke is blanketing a large section of Otto du Plessis Drive.

Fire and Rescue Services' Liesl Moodie said, "A large area of reeds were burning. We had 12 firefighters in attendance. This morning just before 6am they reported that the fire is still burning currently 100 metres from the Sancob building."

Motorists are slowing down. With their hazards flicking, some take photos of the blaze.

A group of women walking along the road coughed and try to fan away the smoke from the fire, the cause of which is yet to be determined.