NATIONAL NEWS - Ten of the 22 people injured when a fire raged through the Badberg Mountain and Goudini Spa resort in the Slanghoek Valley on Wednesday have been taken to hospital with minor to mild smoke inhalation.
While paramedics arrived at the resort and found the patients scattered around, firefighters were already battling the blaze at a number of the buildings and evacuated the premises. Russel Meiring, spokesperson for ER24, said the remaining patients declined transportation to hospital.
In another incident yesterday, the City's Fire and Rescue Service battled vegetation burning high up on the mountain slopes in Ocean View, above Kommetjie Road.
The fire was inaccessible and spread from Ocean View across the mountain in the direction of Da Gama Park in Simon’s Town, but steps were taken to protect property in Da Gama Park and there was an evacuation of the Military Flats for safety reasons, said Safety and Security executive director Richard Bosman.