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Thousands of people evacuated as wildfires spread across Table Mountain in Cape Town

The Table Mountain fire started on Sunday morning on the slopes of Devil’s Peak, another part of Cape Town’s mountainous backdrop.

Thousands of people are being evacuated from Table Mountain in Cape Town where winds are continuing to fan forest fires towards neighbourhoods.

Around 250 firefighters are trying to control the blaze as thick smoke obscures visibility throughout the city centre.

People were told to consider moving to safety as helicopters continued to drop water on threatened areas.

Table Mountain fire forces Cape Town evacuations

People in three 17-storey residential buildings overlooking Cape Town city were being evacuated as the fires burned out of control along Table Mountain.

The fire started on Sunday morning on the slopes of Devil’s Peak, another part of Cape Town’s mountainous backdrop.Advertisement

It forced University of Cape Town students to be evacuated as flames set several campus buildings ablaze, including a library housing historic book collections and scripts.

The university, ranked among the best on the continent, is largely built on the slopes of Devil’s Peak and is situated close to where the fire started

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SKY NEWS

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