A fire has broken out on Table Mountain on Sunday, April 18. SANParks has called for immediate evacuation from all surrounding areas as the fire has been declared “out of control”.
According to 1-Second CPT-Daily, the fire started as a result of a huge explosion at the Rhodes Memorial restaurant. However, this is yet to be confirmed.
— L Franks (@cape_eye) April 18, 2021
The restaurant has allegedly burned down almost completely. A student has also been in contact with Cape Town Etc, and said that the Molecular Biology building is on fire at The University of Cape Town, upper main campus.
Reports that the Resturant has sadly been burnt down.
SANParks Table Mountain National Park requests that all hikers within the Newlands and Rhodes Memorial area evacuate with immediate effect. Cars parked within these sections need to be moved as a matter of urgency.
— SANParks TMNP (@TableMountainNP) April 18, 2021
The fire on Table Mountain is out of control. The Rhodes Memorial Restaurant has burnt down pic.twitter.com/tfj5ukepv9
— Eulogi (@Eulogs) April 18, 2021
Earlier, SANparks said that Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) have dispatched crews from NCC Wildfires to assist with fire suppression efforts.
Meanwhile, NCC Wildfires took to Twitter to announce that Type 1 Crews have responded to a fire near the Game Camp.
— han_drinks_solo (@jonolef) April 18, 2021
Table mountain on fire 😭!! Praying for the safety of our fire fighters and surrounding areas !! pic.twitter.com/1nKFaSRL4M
— STREET SOMMELIER (@mannycabello) April 18, 2021
— Christian Eedes (@ChristianEedes) April 18, 2021
Fire around Rhodes Memorial Table Mountain. 3 helicopters at work pic.twitter.com/i5AEkPtU52
— Karen Ann Jennings (@KarenAJennings) April 18, 2021