Firefighters struggle to contain Newlands Forest fire

EWN has received reports of dense smoke across the South Peninsula.

FILE: Picture: Graig-Lee Smith/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Firefighters are struggling to access a large vegetation fire on the mountain slopes above Newlands Forest.

EWN has received reports of dense smoke across the South Peninsula.

Fire and rescue services' Theo Layne said: “We have 20 firefighters on the scene assisted by Table Mountain rangers, most of the fire is inaccessible and we will be on scene for some time.”