#CapeFires: Some roads in Simon's Town will remain closed overnight

11 Jan 20:03 LATEST: Fire update: Road closures that will remain in place overnight: Glencairn Express Way between Kommetjie Road and Main Road. Redhill Road between Main Road and Scarbrough Road due to rock falls on top of Red Hill Road. All services will remain on scene overnight to monitor the situation.
11 Jan 19:46 News24 will provide more updates should the situation flare up again.
11 Jan 19:08

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.

11 Jan 18:42

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.

11 Jan 18:11 Two fire engines at the Rotary camp site and four helicopters are battling the blaze in Simon's town.
11 Jan 17:54

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.”

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