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Firefighters battle mountain fire outside Cape Town

A helicopter drops water on a fire on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 20, 2021. South African firefighters contained a wildfire along Cape Town's Table Mountain on Monday more than 24 hours after it began, damaging historical sites and forcing people to evacuate their homes and schools to close. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

A helicopter drops water on a fire on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 20, 2021. South African firefighters contained a wildfire along Cape Town's Table Mountain on Monday more than 24 hours after it began, damaging...more

A helicopter drops water on a fire on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 20, 2021. South African firefighters contained a wildfire along Cape Town's Table Mountain on Monday more than 24 hours after it began, damaging historical sites and forcing people to evacuate their homes and schools to close. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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Firemen walk through the burnt-out remains of Jagger Library at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa, April 20. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Firemen walk through the burnt-out remains of Jagger Library at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa, April 20. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Firemen walk through the burnt-out remains of Jagger Library at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa, April 20. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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Smoke-shrouded trees are seen, as a bushfire burns on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 20. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Smoke-shrouded trees are seen, as a bushfire burns on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 20. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Smoke-shrouded trees are seen, as a bushfire burns on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 20. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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Burnt books are seen in the burnt-out remains of Jagger Library at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa, April 20. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Burnt books are seen in the burnt-out remains of Jagger Library at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa, April 20. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Burnt books are seen in the burnt-out remains of Jagger Library at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa, April 20. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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A helicopter flies above scorched trees and bushes, as a fire burns on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 20. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

A helicopter flies above scorched trees and bushes, as a fire burns on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 20. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

A helicopter flies above scorched trees and bushes, as a fire burns on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 20. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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Flames are seen close to the city fanned by strong winds after a bushfire  broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19.  
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Flames are seen close to the city fanned by strong winds after a bushfire  broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Flames are seen close to the city fanned by strong winds after a bushfire  broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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Scorched trees and bushes are seen, as a fire burns on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 20. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Scorched trees and bushes are seen, as a fire burns on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 20. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Scorched trees and bushes are seen, as a fire burns on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 20. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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A person sprays water as firefighters battle to contain a fire fanned by strong winds on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

A person sprays water as firefighters battle to contain a fire fanned by strong winds on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

A person sprays water as firefighters battle to contain a fire fanned by strong winds on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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Flames are seen close to the city fanned by strong winds after  a bushfire  broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Flames are seen close to the city fanned by strong winds after  a bushfire  broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Flames are seen close to the city fanned by strong winds after  a bushfire  broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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Helicopters battle to contain a bushfire  that broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Helicopters battle to contain a bushfire  that broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Helicopters battle to contain a bushfire  that broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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Smoke and flames from a wildfire are seen from the Vredehoek suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. Jill Greenberg/via REUTERS

Smoke and flames from a wildfire are seen from the Vredehoek suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. Jill Greenberg/via REUTERS

Smoke and flames from a wildfire are seen from the Vredehoek suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. Jill Greenberg/via REUTERS
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Firefighters battle flames as the library at the University of Cape Town burns after a bushfire broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Firefighters battle flames as the library at the University of Cape Town burns after a bushfire broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Firefighters battle flames as the library at the University of Cape Town burns after a bushfire broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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Residents and voluntary firefighters battle to contain a fire fanned by strong winds on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Residents and voluntary firefighters battle to contain a fire fanned by strong winds on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Residents and voluntary firefighters battle to contain a fire fanned by strong winds on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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A resident sprays his property as firefighters battle to contain a fire fanned by strong winds on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

A resident sprays his property as firefighters battle to contain a fire fanned by strong winds on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

A resident sprays his property as firefighters battle to contain a fire fanned by strong winds on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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Residents look on as fires fanned by strong winds engulf the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Residents look on as fires fanned by strong winds engulf the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Residents look on as fires fanned by strong winds engulf the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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Firefighters battle flames as the library at the University of Cape Town burns after a bushfire broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Firefighters battle flames as the library at the University of Cape Town burns after a bushfire broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Firefighters battle flames as the library at the University of Cape Town burns after a bushfire broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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Flames are seen close to the city fanned by strong winds after  a bushfire  broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Flames are seen close to the city fanned by strong winds after  a bushfire  broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Flames are seen close to the city fanned by strong winds after  a bushfire  broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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Smoke cloud caused by a wildfire is seen from Signal Hill over the City Bowl area of Cape Town, South Africa, April 19.  Ian Gordon/via REUTERS

Smoke cloud caused by a wildfire is seen from Signal Hill over the City Bowl area of Cape Town, South Africa, April 19.  Ian Gordon/via REUTERS

Smoke cloud caused by a wildfire is seen from Signal Hill over the City Bowl area of Cape Town, South Africa, April 19.  Ian Gordon/via REUTERS
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The historic Mostert's Mill smoulders as firefighters battle to contain a fire that broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

The historic Mostert's Mill smoulders as firefighters battle to contain a fire that broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

The historic Mostert's Mill smoulders as firefighters battle to contain a fire that broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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General view of a bushfire  that broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18.   REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

General view of a bushfire  that broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

General view of a bushfire  that broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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A firefighter looks on as buildings at the historic Mostert's Mill smoulder after a bushfire broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

A firefighter looks on as buildings at the historic Mostert's Mill smoulder after a bushfire broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

A firefighter looks on as buildings at the historic Mostert's Mill smoulder after a bushfire broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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Firefighters battle flames as the library at the University of Cape Town burns after a bushfire broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Firefighters battle flames as the library at the University of Cape Town burns after a bushfire broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Firefighters battle flames as the library at the University of Cape Town burns after a bushfire broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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A helicopter battles to contain a bushfire  that broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain above the memorial to Cecil John Rhodes  in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

A helicopter battles to contain a bushfire  that broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain above the memorial to Cecil John Rhodes  in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

A helicopter battles to contain a bushfire  that broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain above the memorial to Cecil John Rhodes  in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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Residents and voluntary firefighters battle to contain a fire fanned by strong winds on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19.   REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Residents and voluntary firefighters battle to contain a fire fanned by strong winds on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Residents and voluntary firefighters battle to contain a fire fanned by strong winds on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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A firefighter looks on as buildings at the historic Mostert's Mill smoulder after a bushfire broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

A firefighter looks on as buildings at the historic Mostert's Mill smoulder after a bushfire broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

A firefighter looks on as buildings at the historic Mostert's Mill smoulder after a bushfire broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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Firefighters battle to contain a bushfire  that broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Firefighters battle to contain a bushfire  that broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Firefighters battle to contain a bushfire  that broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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Flames are seen close to the city fanned by strong winds after  a bushfire  broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Flames are seen close to the city fanned by strong winds after  a bushfire  broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Flames are seen close to the city fanned by strong winds after  a bushfire  broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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A firefighter battles to contain a bushfire  that broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

A firefighter battles to contain a bushfire  that broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

A firefighter battles to contain a bushfire  that broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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Residents and voluntary frefighters battle to contain a fire fanned by strong winds on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Residents and voluntary frefighters battle to contain a fire fanned by strong winds on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Residents and voluntary frefighters battle to contain a fire fanned by strong winds on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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Smoke and clouds cover  the city as fires fanned by strong winds continue to spread on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Smoke and clouds cover  the city as fires fanned by strong winds continue to spread on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Smoke and clouds cover  the city as fires fanned by strong winds continue to spread on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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Flames are seen close to the city fanned by strong winds after  a bushfire  broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Flames are seen close to the city fanned by strong winds after  a bushfire  broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Flames are seen close to the city fanned by strong winds after  a bushfire  broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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A man walks through heavy smoke fanned by strong winds after  a bushfire  broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

A man walks through heavy smoke fanned by strong winds after  a bushfire  broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

A man walks through heavy smoke fanned by strong winds after  a bushfire  broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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Residents look on as fires fanned by strong winds engulf the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Residents look on as fires fanned by strong winds engulf the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Residents look on as fires fanned by strong winds engulf the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 19. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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A helicopter drops water as the library at the University of Cape Town burns after a bushfire broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

A helicopter drops water as the library at the University of Cape Town burns after a bushfire broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

A helicopter drops water as the library at the University of Cape Town burns after a bushfire broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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A firemen walks through the burnt out remains of Jagger Library at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa, April 20, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

A firemen walks through the burnt out remains of Jagger Library at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa, April 20, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

A firemen walks through the burnt out remains of Jagger Library at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa, April 20, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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