Fire Rages in Cape Town’s Deep South

Muizenberg Fire
Image: Shirene Brielle

Firefighters are still trying to extinguish the blaze which is burning in the Far South.

According to a report from City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Theo Layne, the fire started on Sunday afternoon in Muizenberg and has spread all along the mountain slopes to Noordhoek.

He says four helicopters were deployed on Monday morning as most of the flames are inaccessible to ground staff.

“Several properties in the Noordhoek and Sun Valley area have been damaged in the fire and at this point we are trying to keep the rest of the properties safe. The fire has already stretched to De Goode Hoop Estate.”

South Peninsula Subcouncil chairperson Felicity Purchase says two of the properties affected are in Steenberg Estate and two in the Far South.

“I have been on the scene all morning and these are the only properties I know of. Noordhoek Manor was also evacuated and we have moved residents to Nerina Gardens, False Bay Hospital and the NG Kerk in Fish Hoek,” she says.

She confirms that Ou Kaapse Weg, Chapman’s Peak and Boyes Drive are closed.

Motorists are now using Main Road but several residents have reported major delays.

Simon’s Town residents report a travelling time of 1.5 hours between Fish Hoek and Kalk Bay.

Muizenberg Mountain Run

muizenberg mountain runThe Muizenberg Mountain Run – “The Turkey Earner” will take place on the 29 November 2014. This a tough 14km trail run ideal for the fitter trail runner.
Runners are asked to a park their cars at The Toad Pub in Lakeside and then walk or jog up to the starting point (1.6km distance) to warm up.

The official race starting point will be at the bottom of the foot path and the runners will finish at The Toad on the Road (runners will run the last section of the tarred road to the finish)

Start:  07h00 for first batch (20 runners) and then every 2 minutes there-after.

Prize giving – 11h30 at Toad in the Road
Distance 13.5km

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