/ 22 April 2021

Cape fire devastation reinforces consequences of defence budget cuts

April 19 2021 A Fire On Table Mountain Above Cape Town That Started On Sunday Evening & Raged Through The Night Was Brought Under Control By The Middle Of The Day On Monday, Despite A Gale Force Wind Fanning Flames & Flareups In Some Hotspots. Heavy Smo
After battling a fire at Table View in Cape Town for some days, the city’s fire and rescue teams have been able to stand down after rains helped get the blaze under control. (David Harrison/M&G)
All the available resources from the private sector needed to be exhausted before the Air Force could be called in to assist in dousing in the flames

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