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Simon’s Town Wildfires Contained, Says City Of Cape Town Disaster Risk Management

The City of Cape Town Disaster Risk Management said firefighters have managed to contain the wildfires at Simon’s Town on Saturday morning.

Areas hit hard by the four-day massive blaze include the Cape Peninsula, which covers Simon’s Town, Fish Hoek, and Glencairn.

Residents who were evacuated will now be able to return to their homes.

The metro said it was also considering reopening closed routes between Cape Point, Simon’s Town, and Glencairn.

“At Miller’s Point, Partridge Point, as well as Smitswinkel, crews with hand tools are monitoring the situation,” said Fire and Rescue spokesperson Jermaine Carelse.

“All the other divisions have been withdrawn from the area. On the Glencairn Expressway front, crews are monitoring for any flare-ups. This will result in considerably fewer resources required on the scene, and there is no aerial support required as yet.”