JOHANNESBURG – South African firefighters say they are battling to control a wildfire that has burned down five homes in Cape Town's southern peninsula.
Spokeswoman Liezl Moodie said Monday that nearly 150 firefighters, along with park volunteers, have combated the blaze since early Monday. She said helicopters are also water bombing the area around Table Mountain National Park.
Moodie said no one has been killed and no serious injuries recorded. Earlier, the South African Press Association reported that about 50 people were treated for smoke inhalation. She said in addition to the five homes destroyed, residents near the fire were asked to evacuate their homes, including three retirement villages.
The press association said the fire started Sunday and was brought under control but then a bigger fire started after 2 a.m. Monday.