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Koggelsbaai Resort evacuated as mountain fire rages on

A fire along the R44 has led to the evacuation of The Koggelsbaai resort in Cape Town.

The fire is said to have spread from Betty’s Bay area on the upper slopes of the mountain and reached the City’s Jurisdictional area on Sunday morning.

Theo Layne the Cape Town fire and rescue service spokesperson said, “Currently, firefighters from Cape Town are on the scene, and are being assisted by Table Mountain National Parks staff and one helicopter. The Koggelsbaai Resort is being evacuated to ensure the safety of all campers.”

Meanwhile, officials in the Overstrand area say the fire from Bettys Bay and Pringle Bay has been contained.It’s being speculated the fire was sparked by a flare on New Year’s Eve.

Following the fire, a man was arrested and charged under the National Environmental Management Act.

More: ewn

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