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CT resident praises firefighters' efforts

Well-known Cape Town attorney Michael Bagraim has praised firefighters who battled a blaze on Table Mountain.

Fire crews battled a large vegetation blaze in the Vredehoek and Oranjezicht areas on 17 January 2017. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - A resident from Highlands Estate near Vredehoek has praised firefighters who battled a blaze on Table Mountain throughout the night.

At least two houses were damaged, but no injuries have been reported.

On Tuesday morning, three helicopters were deployed to water-bomb the area.

Well-known Cape Town attorney Michael Bagraim says authorities were very quick to react.

“By 10pm on Monday night we couldn’t breathe in our house. The wind was impossible, they couldn’t take helicopters up there and we couldn’t see much. The city reacted not only bravely but efficiently, swiftly and with enormous passion.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)