Wildfires Light up Night Sky Over Cape Town

StoryfulPublished: May 29, 20171 views
Published: May 29, 2017

Large wildfires erupted on the slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain on Monday, January 16,

This video shows the fire at Table Mountain’s Devil’s Peak.

The wildfires, which authorities suspect were started <a href="http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/wave-of-fires-suspicious-city-of-cape-town-20170117" target="_blank">intentionally</a>, were first reported on Monday evening and continued through Wednesday, prompting the South African Weather Service to issue an extremely high fire danger warning for the Northern Cape, West Coast District, Cape Winelands, Central and Little Karoo, the Eden District of the Western Cape and northwestern interior of the Eastern Cape areas, according to <a href="http://traveller24.news24.com/News/WeatherUpdate/weather-update-extreme-high-fire-dangers-continue-along-with-cape-fires-20170117" target="_blank">local media</a>.

Some residents voluntarily <a href="https://twitter.com/ER24EMS/status/821127777470574593" target="_blank">left the area</a>, as fire services worked to keep the blaze from spreading to the nearby towns of Oranjezicht and Vredehoek.

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