Police say a 33-year-old man has been arrested in Philip Kgosana Drive for alleged arson.
The suspect was arrested on Sunday evening in connection with the Cape Town fires.
It is alleged that a member of the local neighbourhood watch witnessed three suspects making a fire on the mountain, and alerted authorities.
Two of the suspects managed to evade arrest.
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the case and an appearance in court is yet to be scheduled
The City’s Mayco Member for Safety and Security JP Smith said that there is a lot of speculation about additional fires being started, and whether the original fire was an act of arson. He says all of this will form part of their investigations.
The blaze broke out on Sunday morning near the Cecil Rhodes memorial. Parts of the Rhodes Memorial restaurant were destroyed.
The fire also partially destroyed the University of Cape Town’s Jagger Library and the historic Mostert’s Mill.
Other buildings were also affected.
All UCT students have been evacuated from campus by emergency services support staff.
Overnight the fire spread towards the Devils Peak Estate/Vredehoek area of the Cape Town citybowl.
The City of Cape Town evacuated the upper areas of Chelmsford and Peppertree roads in Vredehoek early this morning as a precautionary measure.
The M3 roadway remains closed as well as the Phillip Kgosana inbound roadway.