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Probe into outbreak of wildfires hots up

16 January 2016


A firefighter at work on the lower part of Table Mountain near a residential area in Cape Town. An investigation is under way to determine whether the fires were started maliciously. Picture: Schalk van Zuydam

A firefighter at work on the lower part of Table Mountain near a residential area in Cape Town. An investigation is under way to determine whether the fires were started maliciously. Picture: Schalk van Zuydam

By Caryn Dolley

Cape Town – Member of the police’s bomb squad, detectives and other authorities are ramping up efforts to try to determine who is behind a spate of blazes that have repeatedly stretched firefighting resources and caused havoc around the Peninsula since November.

And while gusting winds and searing heat have made fighting fires tough, the worst may not yet be over, with the fire season expected to stretch to May.

Read the full article from iolNews.

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