The executive director for safety and security for the City of Cape Town‚ Richard Bosman, said the fire was raging on Horse Shoe Bend, and firefighters had been dispatched just before 6am. Eleven fire-fighting vehicles‚ five water tankers and six fire engines were at the scene, and two helicopters had been dispatched from Newlands to extinguish the blaze in areas inaccessible to the ground crew. There was no immediate threat to property.
An extensive vegetation fire on Friday closed Sir Lowry's Pass to traffic. Richard Bosman‚ executive director for safety and security for the City of Cape Town‚ said the fire is raging on Horse Shoe Bend and firefighters were dispatched just before 6am. Eleven fire fighting vehicles‚ five water tankers and six fire engines are at the scene. In addition‚ two helicopters‚ contracted to the city‚ have been dispatched from Newlands to extinguish the blaze in areas inaccessible to the ground crew.
Residents of an informal settlement in drought-stricken Cape Town that burnt to the ground on Tuesday claim the fire could have been extinguished sooner if there had been enough water. About 300 people were left homeless after the blaze tore through 150 shacks in Valhalla Park. Although city officials denied the allegations‚ Delmaine Cottee‚ the ANC councillor in the area‚ said people had maintained that fire trucks were ''half empty''. "People are very angry‚'' said Cottee.
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