#CapeFires: Some roads in Simon's Town will remain closed overnight
Update: Mountain fire at Glencairn / Simon’s Town. Main Rd has been re-opened in both directions.— City of CT Alerts (@CityofCTAlerts) January 11, 2017
Ian Teichardt a volunteer on the scene says say fires are under control.
Fires came close to property walls but no houses have been damaged according to volunteers.
Chris Skeates, another volunteer said his eyes “hurt” although smoke is clearing up in the area.
Glencairn Express Way between Kommetjie Road and Main Road remains closed while Main Road in Simon’s Town has been opened.
Kommetjie Road is still congested and traffic is easing on the main road from Fish Hoek in the direction of Muizenberg.
Speaking to News24’s Kaveel Singh, Rotary Youth Camp warden Koos Burger said he was concerned at how close the fires had come to the camp.
He did however indicate that no children were at the camp.
“The vegetation is quite dry and burns like crazy around here. The fire services are doing a sterling job. They stopped the fire 10 metres from the building. I don’t think I will go to sleep early tonight. We are just glad no kids were here. The camp takes up to 150 children.”