Strong Winds Blow Smoke From Mountain Fire Onto Highway in Cape Town

Strong winds blew thick clouds of smoke from a blaze in Cape Town’s Table Mountain park onto a nearby highway on April 19.

This video, which shows smoke being blown from the mountain and efforts by local firefighters and volunteers to contain the fire, was taken by Zayd Halim, who posted the footage to his Twitter page and said, “The rate at which this fire is moving is super scary. Wind is pumping.”

Table Mountain National Park’s fire manager said three fires tore through the park on Sunday.

Students were evacuated from the University of Cape Town, and a library building was destroyed. Credit: Zayd Halim via Storyful