Cape Town firefighters battle blaze on Table Mountain, Lion’s Head

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Update: 9pm, Sun 15 March: Residents in Nettleton Road, Clifton have now been ordered to evacuate, the City of Cape Town announced.

The fire continues to burn along the slopes of Lion’s Head as of Sunday evening.

Original article: Cape Town firefighters are currently battling a veldfire along the lower slopes of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head.

The fire seemingly started near the Lower Cableway Station on Sunday afternoon. At the time of writing, it has jumped across to Lion’s Head.

The fire is currently being fanned by gale force winds.

According to SANParks, cars parked along Signal Hill Road have been evacuated. Hikers and bikers have also been warned to stay away from the area.

Pictures posted to Twitter by users show just how close the fire is to houses along the mountain.

Feature image: Table Mountain and Lion’s Head (right) in 2019, by Andy Walker/Memeburn

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