Big fire in heavily wooded areas from Groote Schuur all the way across to Newlands Forset and around UCT

Rhodes Memorial restaurant exploded and burnt down -hope this does not get into UCT

3 helicopters doing very tough and dangerous work in thick smoke and against mountain -respect to them and all firefighters on a very hot day, and with wind picking up, on a very long day ahead.

People have been advised to urgently evacuate all nearby areas on the mountain.