Residents urged to report suspected arson on Cape fires

The City of Cape Town is investigating the cause of the recent fires that struck the Cape destroying a number of properties.

Alderman JP Smith, Mayco member for Social Services, Safety and Security says arson is suspected.

These wildfires have so far cost the City of Cape Town R10 million, with three months of the fire season still ahead.

It's very rare to get a fire that's started by lightening... all fires are caused by men. The issues is whether its negligence or are they malicious.

Alderman JP Smith, Mayco member for Social Services, Safety and Security

Smith says they've had a number of people coming forward with statements giving witness accounts as to how these fires started.

Smith urges residents to report any suspected acts of arson.

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