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Wildfire around iconic Table Mountain in South Africa still not under control after 4 days

  • Firemen battle a blaze near Cape Town, South Africa. Wednesday March 4, 2015. A wildfire burned for a third day around Cape Town's Table Mountain on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Adrian de Kock)

    Firemen battle a blaze near Cape Town, South Africa. Wednesday March 4, 2015. A wildfire burned for a third day around Cape Town's Table Mountain on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Adrian de Kock)  (The Associated Press)

  • A fireman hoses down a burning house near Cape Town, South Africa Wednesday, March 4, 2015. A wildfire continues to burn across the city's southern peninsula after breaking out Sunday with firefighting re-enforcement being flown in to assist fighting the blaze.  (AP Photo/Adrian de Kock)

    A fireman hoses down a burning house near Cape Town, South Africa Wednesday, March 4, 2015. A wildfire continues to burn across the city's southern peninsula after breaking out Sunday with firefighting re-enforcement being flown in to assist fighting the blaze. (AP Photo/Adrian de Kock)  (The Associated Press)

  • Firemen hose down smoldering logs in the Tokai Forest near Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, March 3, 3015. A wildfire continues to burn across the city's southern peninsula Tuesday after breaking out Sunday with firefighting re-enforcement being flown in to assist with battling the blaze. (AP Photo/Mark Wessels)

    Firemen hose down smoldering logs in the Tokai Forest near Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, March 3, 3015. A wildfire continues to burn across the city's southern peninsula Tuesday after breaking out Sunday with firefighting re-enforcement being flown in to assist with battling the blaze. (AP Photo/Mark Wessels)  (The Associated Press)

Firefighters in Cape Town said the wildfire raging around Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain is still not under control after four days fighting the blaze.

Spokesman Theo Layne said on Wednesday that three houses had burned down and five more were damaged as the fire spread across the city's southern peninsula. He said no fatalities or new injuries had been reported.

Layne said about 150 firefighters were working 24-hour shifts in hot summer temperatures. The South African Weather Service said Cape Town's temperature reached a high of 29 degrees Celsius (about 84 degrees Fahrenheit). Layne said the short-lived rain showers were not enough to quell the fire.

The wildfire started on Sunday and was briefly brought under control, but a bigger fire started early on Monday morning and has continued.