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Developing: latest news and updates of Cape Town fire with visuals
A veld fire has been raging across Table Mountain, edging into some suburban areas since early yesterday morning (18 April). It engulfed Devil’s Peak before running swiftly through Rhodes Memorial and UCT, where it is currently spreading in the direction of Vredehoek. Luckily to date, there have been no civilian injuries reported, the minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape, Anton Bredell, said in a media release today (19 April).
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Because of the south easterly wind, “the conditions have deteriorated overnight, with the wind picking up strength and fanning the flames”, said Bredell. So far, the City of Cape Town has evacuated the upper areas of Chelmsford and Peppertree roads