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Cape Town - A fire broke out on the lower slopes of Table Mountain just after 6pm on Friday evening. 

The City of Cape Town's fire chief Theo Layne said it was a large vegetation fire, adding that it poses no danger to property. 

The fire was fanned by a strong south-easterly wind. Scores of firefighters were on the scene, battling the raging flames and helicopters water bombed in a bid to extinguish the fire.

Many took to social media expressing concern for residents living nearby and firefighters.

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