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Table Mountain Fire

Post by Justin » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:54 pm

There's a lot of smoke behind Table Mountain.
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Re: Table Mountain Fire

Post by Justin » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:50 pm

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.
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Re: Table Mountain Fire

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Re: Table Mountain Fire

Post by Wes » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:02 am

Does anyone know the extent of the damage? Is the fire out yet?

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Re: Table Mountain Fire

Post by Justin » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:18 am

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.
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Re: Table Mountain Fire

Post by Justin » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:19 pm

More fire... photo taken at 18:00
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Re: Table Mountain Fire

Post by Justin » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:07 pm

Pics of the fire (still seemingly going).

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Re: Table Mountain Fire

Post by Justin » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:12 pm

The TM fire continues and another one in Signal Hill.
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Re: Table Mountain Fire

Post by Justin » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:44 pm

Still burning!
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Re: Table Mountain Fire

Post by TheChris » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:06 pm

The fire came over the mountain last night. I took this pic from my roof in Plumstead.
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