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Cape Town hotel evacuated due to raging wildfire

Cape Town – The 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa has been forced to evacuate due to an encroaching wild fire that firefighters are struggling to get under control.

Deputy general manager Lukas Laubscher told News24 on Thursday that they were presently evacuating the building. 

The fire on the mountain slopes in Camps Bay was sparked on Wednesday and was fanned by strong winds.

Working on Fire, who is attempting to extinguish the blaze, wrote on its Facebook page in its latest update, “Another 2 volunteer firefighting crews are in the process of being deployed from VWS #Newlands tonight to assist partner SANParks – Table Mountain National Park. Firefighters from City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services, TMNP, NCC Environmental Services and Working on Fire have been battling the blaze since yesterday. The fire, being fanned by a very strong South Easter, has flared up again late this afternoon.”

It urged members of the public to avoid the area.

This is a developing story and will be updated as new information becomes available.


The fire raging in the mountains above Camps Bay. (Aletta Harisson, News24)


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