Rhodes Memorial restaurant burnt down by raging fires on Table Mountain

The Rhodes Memorial restaurant at the Table Mountain in Cape Town has caught alight following raging fires that engulfed Table Mountain on Sunday morning.

The M3 inbound between Rhodes Drive and Union Avenue is closed to Traffic as well as access roads from Woolsack Drive and Princess Ann Ave into the M3.

WATCH: TABLE MOUNTAIN ON FIRE

The South African Nation Parks confirmed on the news on its Twitter page.

“Table Mountain National Park requests that all hikers within the Newlands and Rhodes Memorial area evacuate with immediate effect. Cars parked within these sections need to be moved as a matter of urgency.”

The fire is currently out of control and we request that all onlookers please refrain from entering the area and keep the area clear for emergency vehicles to pass. Update to follow shortly.”

FIRE FIGHTERS DISPATCHED TO FIGHT OFF BLAZE AT RHODES MEMORIAL

Table Mountain National Parks have dispatched fire crews to assist with fire suspension efforts. City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Jermaine Carelse said that they were alerted to the vegetation fire above Philip Kgosana Drive at about 8:45 on Sunday.

Fire crews were immediately dispatched to the scene, with the fire currently spreading from Rhodes Memorial toward UCT. A section of the tea room at Rhodes Memorial has been destroyed and people are urged not to enter the area.

“More resources are currently on their way to assist firefighting efforts. These include teams from Working on Fire and Table Mountain National Park,” he said.

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Presh JM Reporter

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