Cape Town Firefighters believes that the Signal Hill fire may have been started deliberately and a 14 years old has been detained in connection of the fire.

City of Cape Town’s mayoral committee member for safety and security, JP Smith said a suspected was arrested.

“A 14-year-old man was detained, identified by the community but he managed to run away before the law enforcement officials could nab him, but he was pointed out by community members as having been responsible.”

“A witness at a distance initially saw a plume of smoke on the left hand side of the old zoo and a few minutes later about a hundred metres to the right of it another plume of smoke and another hundred metres a third plume, so,  it was evident that between the plumes that someone was walking along and starting these blazes,” said Smith.