Fire rages close to Cape Town's famous 12 Apostles Hotel

13 October 2017 - 10:31 By TimesLIVE

The City of Cape Town has deployed five fire tenders and 25 firefighters to the Victoria Road Mountain fire.

"The fire is still largely monitored as certain areas are inaccessible‚'' said Edward Bosch‚ spokesman for the rescue services on Friday morning.

A further 10 firefighters are on standby and are attending to flare-ups at the five-star 12 Apostles Hotel. Guests and staff were evacuated from the hotel on Thursday night.

On Friday Lukas Laubscher‚ deputy general manager of the 12 Apostles‚ said the fire was still raging close to the hotel's right wing. However‚ he said‚ the inferno seems to be ''under control".

"We were pretty full last night. All guests were taken to another hotel and staff were taken home‚'' he said.

Laubscher said the building has not been damaged but is filled with smoke.

Caught on the @12_Apostles webcam, @RobStami takes his @VWS volunteer crew onto the fire line by the hotel.
Caught on the @12_Apostles webcam, @RobStami takes his @VWS volunteer crew onto the fire line by the hotel.
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