Firefighters Were Battling Cape Town Blaze ALL Night – Terrifying Videos and Photos of Lion’s Head Fire

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Cape Town’s Atlantic seaboard, South Africa, residents were evacuated on Sunday as Lions Head fire hit the city. 

Read the details on Nexter.org.

Source: Twitter

In a nutshell 

People from Cape Town’s Atlantic seaboard were forced to leave their homes as fire burst in the mountains.

The blaze started around 3.30 pm local time near Quarry Hill Road and spread across the city to Fresnaye and upper Sea Point.

Ocean View Drive and Arcadia Road families were warned by vehicles with loudspeakers asking them to leave. One of New Somerset Hospital patients was confirmed to have serious burns.

However, at 10 pm local time City of Cape Town fire and rescue service spokesman Theo Layne said that evacuations might not be necessary for that time.

After that, a 5-meter wall of flames was noticed near Signal Hill and was coming towards the houses.

People started panicking and and Twitter were full of videos and pictures showing the devastating power of Lion’s Head fire. The blaze continued to move and got to the neighborhood of Fresnaye.

Cape Town was full of emergency vehicles and people packing their stuff and leaving the territory.

Unfortunately, the security services stated that the blaze was out of control and the firefighters had to work all night long to extinguish it.

Source: Twitter

City of Cape Town fire and rescue service spokesman Theo Layne stated that 70 firefighters and 20 vehicles were facing the blaze that night.

Angus Begg, one of the witnesses of the fire, wrote on Facebook that the blaze was burning on three fronts on Lion’s Head – “heading for the peak, racing down the hill below Signal Hill Road, and heading over the crest towards Fresnaye – driven by massive winds”.

“It is spread out and moving fast. And could destroy houses tonight if it isn’t contained,” he added.

Here are some more terrifying videos and photos of Lion’s Head fire shared by eyewitnesses: 


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