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Fire rescue teams monitor fire in Klawer Valley

The fire that broke out high up on the mountain slopes leaving no immediate threat to property.

FILE: The fire that broke out high up on the mountain slopes leaving no immediate threat to property. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Table Mountain National Park says firefighting crews are still hard at work trying to douse a blaze in the Klawer Valley area in Simons Town.

The fire that broke out high up on the mountain slopes leaving no immediate threat to property.

SANPark's fire chief Phillip Prins explained.

"Late last night we had about 100 firefighters between Table Mountain National Park and the City Rescue Fire Services on scene. Unfortunately conditions got very bad late last night and we reduced the crew to about 30. One flank of the fire is contained, one flank is still continuing."

Fire and Rescue Service's Theo Layne said, "Currently we're still monitoring the fire that broke out in the Klawer Valley area. We've got a number of resources and services on the scene. They're just monitoring at the moment and an assessment will be done this morning."