Cape Town Fire Threatens Residential Area in High Winds

Precautionary evacuations got underway in the Cape Town suburb of Vredehoek on April 19 after a fire spread towards the area overnight, the city council said.

Table Mountain National Park’s fire manager said three fires tore through the park on Sunday. The fire reached the University of Cape Town, where students were evacuated and parts of a library destroyed.

This footage, posted on Monday morning, shows the fire near Vredehoek in what the source said were strong winds. Credit: @Nur_KBY via Storyful