Sunday evening, is extensive forest and gressbranner by the mountain Lion's Head in Cape Town. The fire moves steadily approaching inhabited areas, and threatens the settlement.
According to The Guardian let the fire Cape Town under a blanket of black smoke on Sunday, forcing several of the inhabitants of the city to evacuate.
the Newspaper The South African printer early Monday morning that the fires have subsided, but that slukningsarbeidet still in progress for full.INFERNO the Mountain Lion's Head in Cape Town, which forms the city's dramatic and beautiful backdrop. Photo: Chantal additional information about the campaign/REUTERS View more "Armageddon" eye-popping satellite imagery shows the critical water shortages in Cape Town
At one point Sunday, it was highly uncertain whether the fire department would get to keep control over the fire, then blast at of 45 miles per hour, ravaged the area, writes the newspaper. But the wind subsided just in time to save the buildings in the surrounding area.
a Spokesman for the veitrafikksentralen in the city, Richard Coleman, says facing News24 that the fire is under control, but that the fire department still has task forces on-site. Several roads are still closed.
The Guardian writes that the photos and videos of the fire have flourished in social media, and that several are comparing the images with "armageddon" (the end of the world, ed. anm.).
The South African writing that no house is taken by the flames, and that it is also not reported about any casualties on Monday morning.WORK: Volunteers and lokalbeboere fought against the flames Sunday night and into Monday. Photo: RODGER BOSCH / AFP Show more Dry
It should be very dry in the area for the time being, and emergency services are in readiness. The city will continue to struggle with etterdønningen after the intense drought that hit the country for about exactly one year ago.
It led eventually to a vannkrise in the city.
Cape Town and surrounding areas have a warm Mediterranean-like climate, and get mostly water from six major reservoirs in the mountains outside the city. But since 2015, there has been a drought in the area; 2017 was the driest year since records began in 1933.
in addition that the population has grown explosively; in 1995, lived 2.4 million in the big city, compared to around 4 million today, and will grow further in the years to come, according to forecasts. An extension of the reservoarenes capacity in 2009 has not been sufficient.
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