Camps Bay fire rages against strong Cape winds [video]
Teams of firefighters have been battling with a raging fire that has broken out at Camps Bay, on Thursday afternoon.
Watch: Camps Bay fire rages against high winds
At this time, it is not clear what started the fire but locals witnessed a thick cloud of smoke coming from a field near Victoria Road. The dry and windy weather may have something to do with it but fire and rescue officials have yet to issue a statement confirming this to be the case.
#fire Camps Bay fire raging out of control. Fire fighters are battling in strong winds to contain fire.. @BOSBEER2006 @1SecondLater @MARIUSBROODRYK @News24 @CityofCT @CityofCTAlerts pic.twitter.com/b3ry0CMJzn— BOSBEER.COM (@BOSBEER2006) December 17, 2020
Road closures: Here are the latest updates
According to Rob Byrne from Traffic SA, Victoria Road, the mountain pass that connects the CBD to much of the Atlantic Seaboard, and passes through Llandudno, has been closed off to traffic.
Motorists are advised to expect heavy delays in other alternative routes leading to the city centre.
At the time of publishing this article, firefighters were still battling with the raging flames. At this time, the extent of the damage caused by the fire is unknown.
This is a developing story.