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They know the drill: Cape communities unite to halt the fire

Well-prepared Cape Town residents make important contribution to protecting their houses as the blaze crept closer

19 April 2021 - 19:46 By claire keeton

Three weeks ago, a community on the slopes of Devil’s Peak had a fire drill. Two weeks ago, they went on high alert as the city dried out. On Monday morning, the raging mountain fire, which ignited 24 hours earlier, leapt within 30 metres of their homes but their efforts — together with the city’s firefighters — helped save them...

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