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Cape fires: Firefighters battling 11 blazes across Peninsula

Several roads have been closed in Simon’s Town, with several properties having been evacuated as a result of the fire.

Firefighters attend to the blaze along Red Hill Road. Picture: Kevin Brandt/EWN.

SIMON’S TOWN/CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town says firefighters are currently attending to 11 blazes across the Cape Peninsula.

The biggest blazes are in Simon’s Town and Somerset West.

Several roads have been closed in Simon’s Town, with several properties having been evacuated as a result of the fire.

Visibility in the town is also poor as smoke continues to fill the air.

Sections of the area along Red Hill Road are covered in thick smoke.

Large-scale fire damage has been done to electricity lines along the route.

Firefighters are actively fighting the blaze under strong wind conditions.

Meanwhile, several units at Goudini Spa have burnt down in a fire near Rawsonville.

According to ER24, 22 people have been injured in that blaze.

Firefighters are battling windy conditions and several people have been evacuated from the area.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)