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Wild Fire Breaks Out In Table Mountain National Park

Wild Fire Breaks Out In Table Mountain National Park, Destroys Historic Buildings

An ‘out of control’ fire is burning wildly in Cape Town’s Table Mountain National Park. It has damaged buildings and has forced hikers to evacuate from the city’s most famous landmark, South African officials said on Sunday.

During the fight to put the fire out, two firefighters were injured and admitted to the hospital. In an email on Sunday, the spokesperson of the Cape Town Fire Rescue Service reported 9 structures destroyed in the fire.

Currently, nearly 200 firefighters have been dispatched to battle the massive blaze. They have been working throughout the night to put the fire out.

Four helicopters were also deployed to help with the efforts. This is according to a tweet from an account associated with the park.

‘’The fire created its own wind that further increased the rate of spread. The excessive amount of smoke and related updrafts made it impossible for the aerial support to slow the rate of spread,’’ the account tweeted.

A statement said the Rhodes Memorial Restaurant had burnt down. The fire had also spread to the veld above the university of Cape Town upper campus.

In addition to that, the fire also destroyed six buildings near Woolsack Drive, including the Mostert’s Mill and three structures at the University.

A certain woman tweeted a video of her attempt to escape the fire. She later posted again saying she is safe but the fire destroyed her car.

The Table Mountain National Park fire has reduced properties worth billions to ashes.

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