Cape firefighters battle mountain slope blaze

Strong wind is fueling the flames on the mountain slopes in Simon's Town.

Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Firefighters are battling to contain a fire raging on mountain slopes in Simon's Town.
Strong winds are fueling the flames.

The City of Cape Town's Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Theo Layne says no property is at risk at this stage.

“At about 7:15am this morning, the city’s fire and rescue service responded to an area where we had extensive vegetation burning on the slopes of the mountain. Table Mountain National Park has made the helicopter available and they’ll be assisting with water-bombing.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)