The cost of containing the multiple fires on Table Mountain National Park continues to rise. Current estimates are that the infrastructure damage in the National Park alone, since the fires started is already more than R5 million.
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Fire tornadoes above Constantia Uitsig / Buitenverwachting Wine Farms, below Constantiaberg Mast, in Tokai Forest, Cape Town.
Christo Marais from Natural Resource Management gives us an overview of the fire damage to fauna and flora.
Drone footage of some of the affected areas after the fire had gone through.
At least 198 flying hours have been logged resulting in 2000 water drops, equivalent to about 2 million liters of water. The flying hour cost is currently estimated at R2.4 million.
I stopped in at the Lakeside fire station, where an exhausted yet upbeat crew related how they had been operating the only urban area fire engine, responding to a number of fires during the night…
The fire, which started early on Sunday in Muizenberg, above Boyes Drive, had by yesterday spread across a large area of Table Mountain National Park in the middle of the city.
SanParks spokesperson Merle Collins says the fire is still burning fiercely but there teams on the ground and in the air for the rescue operations.
A fire that broke out in Muizenberg was heading to the Chapman’s Peak toll gate on Monday, Cape Town Disaster Risk Management said.
Time-Lapse of the Cape Mountain Fire above Muizenberg – approximately 2 hours long.