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Firefighters contain vegetation fires in Southern Peninsula

Firefighters have managed to contain several veldfires that have raged across the Southern Peninsula in recent days.

The City of Cape Town’s Theo Layne on Tuesday said that fire and rescue services respond to an average of 60 to 70 vegetation fires on a daily basis.

According to Layne, the Signal Hill and Devils Peak fires have been put out but firefighters will continue to monitor the Scarborough fire which spread from Redhill to Kommetjie.

Meanwhile, Volunteer Wildfire Service’s Jon-Jon Emar thanked local communities for their on-going support.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

The Scarborough Fire is contained, but it is an extensive area that needs to be monitored to avoid hotspots.

Theo Layne, Fire and Rescue Services spokesman

The bush fires destroyed several homes at the Rasta informal settlement in Ocean View yesterday.

WATCH: Despair as homes scorched in Ocean View mountain blaze


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