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Truck bursts into flames along N2 highway in CT

Three people managed to escape with minor injuries when the truck caught fire while travelling along the N2.

A truck that burst into flames while going off the side of Sir Lowry’s Pass. Picture: Twitter: @_ArriveAlive

CAPE TOWN - Rescuers are attending to the scene of a truck that burst into flames while going off the side of Sir Lowry's Pass on the N2 Highway.

Three passengers, including the driver, managed to escape with minor injuries.

Western Cape traffic Chief Kenny Africa says the driver lost control of the vehicle, resulting in it going down the mountain side.

"The one lane, going down the path, has currently been closed to traffic so the Emergency Medical and Rescue personnel and the recovery people can start doing their work."

Meanwhile, firefighters are battling to extinguish a vegetation fire on the mountain slopes along Boyes Drive.

Nine fire vehicles are on scene.

The City of Cape Town's Fire and Rescue services' Theo Layne says the cause of the blaze is unknown at this stage.

"There is no immediate danger to any property."