The wildfire on the slopes of Table Mountain National Park continues to burn.
Several buildings on the University of Cape Town campus have been affected and all efforts to contain the fire continue.
These efforts will continue throughout the night.
The fire which started around 08h45
this morning close to hospital bend, moved up towards Rhodes Memorial and then towards the University of Cape Town upper campus.
Students living on campus have b een evacuated.
The city is working with the University in coordinating alternate accommodation for affected students.
Anton Bredell, the minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape, says provincial disaster management continues to monitor the ongoing fire and support the City of Cape Town and its partners.
"Four helicopters continue to waterbomb the firelines and teams from City of Cape Town, Working on Fire and Sanparks continue to work non-stop to bring the fire under control.
Between 150 and 200 firefighters are on the fireline.
Unfortunately two firefighters have been injured and taken
Bredell says the fire jumped the M3 earlier this afternoon and caused some damage to infrastructure including destroying the historic Mostert's Mill next to the M3.
Full damage reports remain a work in progress with the priority currently active firefighting efforts.
"The public is urged to avoid the area and allow the authorities to do their work.
The city has not called on any residents to evacuate.
The public will be alerted immediately should the situation change and any evacuation be needed."
Residents in the vicinity of the fire are advised to take some precautionary steps including:
Keep windows and doors closed until further notice as protection against smoke and heat.
Keep pets indoors where possible.
Move garden furniture that is flammable under cover where possible.
If the situation gets worse, residents will be alerted timeously.
In the event of an emergency please contact:
City of Cape Town Emergency Services Landline: 021 480 7700 Cell phone:107
Provincial Emergency Number - 112
Table Mountain National Park - 021 957 4700
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