On Sunday October 22 the City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Services responded to Glencairn express way, close to Black Hill hiking trail, at 10.45am, after reports of a fire in the area.
Fire and Rescue divisional commander, Edward Bosch, said five fire engines and five water tankers, along with 40 firefighters were dispatched to the area and National Parks had approximately 50 members at the scene. Mr Bosch said it took firefighters just under 16 hours to extinguish the fire. The cause of the fire is still unknown. Milnerton resident, Colin Brown who often visits Fish Hoek, was in the area and took some photos as the firefighters worked tirelessly.