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Table Mountain Fire

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:54 pm
by Justin
There's a lot of smoke behind Table Mountain.

Re: Table Mountain Fire

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:50 pm
by Justin
A wildfire has broken out on Victoria Drive. Volunteer Wildfire Services (VWS) are on their way to assist. Drivers are requested to please steer clear of the area and let emergency vehicles through. We urge you to use alternative routes to make your way home.
http://www.capetownetc.com/news/breakin ... ria-drive/

Re: Table Mountain Fire

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:11 pm
by robertbreyer
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Re: Table Mountain Fire

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:02 am
by Wes
Does anyone know the extent of the damage? Is the fire out yet?

Re: Table Mountain Fire

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:18 am
by Justin
Judging from the live webcam view - the fire is out. No idea about how much damage was done.

Interestingly, its often better for a large area to burn so that seeds have a chance to grow. When a small area of veld is burned, animals come in and eat all the seeds, resulting in slow growth.

Re: Table Mountain Fire

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:19 pm
by Justin
More fire... photo taken at 18:00

Re: Table Mountain Fire

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:07 pm
by Justin
Pics of the fire (still seemingly going).

https://www.facebook.com/SullivanPhotographyZA/

Re: Table Mountain Fire

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:12 pm
by Justin
The TM fire continues and another one in Signal Hill.

Re: Table Mountain Fire

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:44 pm
by Justin
Still burning!

Re: Table Mountain Fire

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:06 pm
by TheChris
The fire came over the mountain last night. I took this pic from my roof in Plumstead.