The fire causing devastation as it ripped through the Rhodes Memorial Restaurant, Table Mountain National Park and adjacent areas have been contained.
Cape Town fires update
Fire ‘largely under control’
Cape Town fire and rescue operations manager Arlene Wehr said on Monday that the situation is largely under control, and the team will be monitoring the fires.
“We’re just monitoring the wind situation, the weather and if there is any changes we will call in additional resources.”
“It’s too early to predict, it’s too early to say – likewise for the City of Cape Town, likewise for UCT. The investigating teams need to determine the extent of the damage”.
Doing a walk-about with the Vice Chancellor of UCT, @CityofCT Mayor Dan Plato and @WesternCapeGov Minister Anton Bredell to see the damages incurred by the fire. #capefire #UCT pic.twitter.com/tUxzpihTjk
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) April 19, 2021
UCT VC Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng and the university leadership team assess the extent of the damage caused by the fire on campus together with the City of Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato, Western Cape Government Minister Anton Bredell and Premier Alan Winde. pic.twitter.com/hL26GLgLXJ
— UCT (@UCT_news) April 19, 2021
‘Damage is massive in monetary terms’
Plato added that based on the information available, the “damage is massive in monetary terms”. He will continue to inspect areas devastated by the fire to further assess the damage.
He will be joined by UCT VC Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng and the university leadership team to assess the extent of the damage caused by the fire on campus.
Also joining the team will be Western Cape Government Minister Anton Bredell and Premier Alan Winde.
“Within the next day or so, the picture might become much, much clearer”.