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Bush fire threatens homes in Cape Town

2009-03-18 08:03:56 GMT2009-03-18 16:03:56 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

A massive bush fire sweeps across Cape Town's Table Mountain in South Africa, March 18, 2009, causing hundreds of people to be evacuated as the flames threatened buildings. Strong south easterly winds, coupled with hot dry weather, have fanned hundreds of bush fires across the province in recent weeks. [Agencies]

Firefighters battle flames as a massive bush fire threatens buildings as it sweeps across Cape Town's Table Mountain in South Africa, March 18, 2009,causing hundreds of people to be evacuated. [Agencies]

Police evacuate elderly residents as a massive bush fire sweeps across Cape Town's Table Mountain in South Africa, March 18, 2009. [Agencies]

Police evacuate elderly residents as a massive bush fire sweeps across Cape Town's Table Mountain in South Africa, March 18, 2009. [Agencies]

Police evacuate residents as a massive bush fire sweeps across Cape Town's Table Mountain in South Africa, March 18, 2009. [Agencies]

A massive bush fire sweeps across Cape Town's Table Mountain in South Africa, March 18, 2009, causing hundreds of people to be evacuated as the flames threatened buildings. Strong south easterly winds, coupled with hot dry weather, have fanned hundreds of bush fires across the province in recent weeks.

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