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South African firefighters say they are battling to control a wildfire that has burned down five homes in Cape Town's southern peninsula. Spokeswoman Liezl Moodie said Monday that nearly 150 firefighters, along with park volunteers, have been battling the blaze since early Monday.

Firefighters react as flames erupt along Cape Town's scenic Chapman's Peak Drive.

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Firefighters make their way up a hill as they battle a fire near the town of Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.

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Firefighters battles a fire near the town of Hout Bay, Cape Town,South Africa.

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Firefighters react as flames erupt along Cape Town's scenic Chapman's Peak Drive.

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Firefighters, left, battle a fire near the town of Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.

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Firefighters stand among smouldering fynbos along Cape Town's scenic Chapman's Peak Drive.

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Burnt out signs sit among smouldering remains after fire swept along Cape Town's scenic Chapman's Peak Drive.

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A helicopter collects water in the ocean near a beach as it battle's a fire near the town of Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.

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A firefighter carries a hose across a burnt out section of a mountainside along Cape Town's scenic Chapman's Peak Drive.

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A firefighter reacts as flames erupt along Cape Town's scenic Chapman's Peak Drive.

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