Forest and Bushfires in the Western CapeRegion/South Africa
1 March 2001
Independent Online: “Firefighters battle blaze for five hours”, By Melanie Gosling “Firefighters and three helicopters battled for five hours on Wednesday to bring a wildfire on Devil’s Peak and Table Mountain in Cape Town under control. (…) The fire broke out behind Disa Park flats in Vredehoek about 1.15pm on Wednesday, jumped Tafelberg Road and quickly spread up the mountain. In the evening it spread to the slopes of Table Mountain.(…)” For further information see the article posted on 28 February 2001 at the IOL website (click on “South Africa” and “Environment”).
For more information on fires in South Africa: See contributions in International Forest Fire News (IFFN): South Africa