Houses, cars burnt as fire blazes on Signal Hill

Firefighters were on Sunday battling a blaze on Signal Hill in Cape Town, where houses and cars had caught alight.
Firefighters were on Sunday battling a blaze on Signal Hill in Cape Town, where houses and cars had caught alight.
Image: Esa Alexander

More than 200 firefighters are battling a blaze on Signal Hill in Cape Town, with vehicles and homes on fire.

City of Cape Town fire department spokesperson Jermaine Carelse said that the fire started on the mountain slopes below Tafelberg Road at about 12.50pm.

There were reports of four houses that caught alight in Trek Road, and others affected on Intel Road.

Six cars were severely burnt and five others damaged in a fire on Signal Hill, Cape Town, on Sunday.
Six cars were severely burnt and five others damaged in a fire on Signal Hill, Cape Town, on Sunday.
Image: City of Cape Town

In total, some 203 firefighters were battling the blaze.

The City of Cape Town said that six vehicles were “severely damaged” and five others affected on Signal Hill Road.

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