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A firefighter is injured as about 150 firefighters battle wildfire for a third day

  • A helicopter drops water over a fire high up in a mountain on the outskirts of the city of  Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. South African firefighters say they are battling to control a wildfire's that has burned  homes in Cape Town's southern peninsula. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

    A helicopter drops water over a fire high up in a mountain on the outskirts of the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. South African firefighters say they are battling to control a wildfire's that has burned homes in Cape Town's southern peninsula. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo taken Monday, March 2, 2015, a helicopter water bombs fire in the Tokai Forest near Cape Town, South Africa. A wildfire continues to burn across the city's southern peninsula Tuesday, March 3, 2015 after breaking out Sunday with firefighting re-enforcements being flown in to assist with battling the blaze (AP Photo/Mark Wessels)

    In this photo taken Monday, March 2, 2015, a helicopter water bombs fire in the Tokai Forest near Cape Town, South Africa. A wildfire continues to burn across the city's southern peninsula Tuesday, March 3, 2015 after breaking out Sunday with firefighting re-enforcements being flown in to assist with battling the blaze (AP Photo/Mark Wessels)  (The Associated Press)

  • A fire high up in a mountain on the outskirts of the city of  Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. South African firefighters say they are battling to control a wildfire that has burned  homes in Cape Town's southern peninsula. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

    A fire high up in a mountain on the outskirts of the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. South African firefighters say they are battling to control a wildfire that has burned homes in Cape Town's southern peninsula. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)  (The Associated Press)

A wildfire burned for a third day around Cape Town's Table Mountain, injuring a firefighter as it caused an explosion at a lodge.

Emergency services spokeswoman Liezl Moodie said that at first light Tuesday, helicopters began dropping water onto the flames. She said the firefighter was injured while trying to put out a fire that destroyed a beach lodge on Monday. Moodie said his condition is stable and that he's expected to be released from hospital in a few days.

Moodie said about 150 firefighters battled the fire all night.