Cape Town wildfires in pictures

A fire burns through indigenous Fynbos vegetation on the World Heritage site Table Mountain National Park. Wildfires are raging on the outskirts of Cape Town in South Africa, streaking up the sides of the famous Table Mountain national park.
Firefighters battle to control a bushfire in Cape Town's Tokai forest Fire crews have managed to control a blaze that started on Sunday but are still battling against a bigger fire that began on Monday.
Firefighters tackle a blaze raging in the Tokai forest in Cape Town, South Africa The firefighters have been working around the clock amid searing summer temperatures.
People watch fires at Houtbay on the outskirts of the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. The scale of the fires - and their proximity to homes - is visible from this beach at Houtbay, on the outskirts of Cape Town.
Eighty two year old resident Fran Collings sits amongst the remains of her destroyed home in Tokai, Cape Town. An elderly resident sits amid the ruins of one of several homes destroyed in the blaze.
A general view of a destroyed home in Tokai, Cape Town Helicopters and aircraft have joined the fight against the blaze - but not in time to save these homes in Tokai, Cape Town.
South Africans walk on Kalk Bay harbour wall below a cloud of smoke from an indigenous Fynbos vegetation fire in Cape Town, South Africa. The burning vegetation has left a thick pall of smoke - pictured here from Cape Town's Kalk Bay area.

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