Wildfire on Table Mountain threatens to engulf parts of Cape Town as 250 firefighters battle blaze

A WILDFIRE on Table Mountain threatens to engulf parts of Cape Town yesterday.

The blaze, which began in the South African city on Sunday, was being tackled by more than 250 firefighters.


Helicopters scooped water from swimming pools and the sea to drop on the inferno, as people were told to flee their homes.

About 4,000 students have been evacuated from Cape Town University’s campus.

A man in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of arson following reports from witnesses.


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