Table Mountain fire: Residents evacuated in Cape Town suburb


South African emergency workers have evacuated three 17-storey residential buildings overlooking Cape Town as a huge fire burns along Table Mountain.


The blaze spread quickly after breaking out on Sunday morning near a memorial to politician Cecil Rhodes. A restaurant was destroyed.


The University of Cape Town's historic library was also badly damaged.


About 250 firefighters have been battling the blaze, which has been fanned by strong winds.