South Africa: Firefighters struggle to control wildfire around Cape Town's Table Mountain

March 2, 2015 11:45 AM

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JOHANNESBURG – South African firefighters say they are battling to control a wildfire that has burned down five homes in Cape Town's southern peninsula.

Spokeswoman Liezl Moodie said Monday that nearly 150 firefighters, along with park volunteers, have combated the blaze since early Monday. She said helicopters are also water bombing the area around Table Mountain National Park.

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