The City Of Cape Town has issued a fire warning and in the processes, explained the cloud of smoke currently covering parts of the city.
The veld fire is believed to have originated from Youngsfield military base and has resulted in the closure of M5 between Claremont & Wynberg.
The City’s Fire and Rescue services team is working to contain the vegetation fire along the M5, near Youngsfield Military Base. 7 firefighting appliances & 52 staff members are on scene. The fire has not been contained and smoke is traveling as far as the CBD. Updates to follow
— City of Cape Town (@CityofCT) February 3, 2020
Fire fighters are currently battling to contain the blase with over 50 personnel on the scene.
Massive fire causing chaos on the M5 south bound before Ottery Road. pic.twitter.com/FS31C0wOar
— Wesley Fester (@wesleyfestersa) February 3, 2020