Table Mountain inferno allegedly caused by smoker

Table Mountain fireCape Town, South AfricaCape Town Emergency Services have announced that the fire on Table Mountain is under control after over 100 fire fighters worked through the night to contain blaze.And all because some asshole dropped a cigarette.Police spokesperson Tummi Godling said a 36-year-old British man was arrested for allegedly starting the fires when he dropped a cigarette on the mountain.Smokers should be forced to carry little cans with them to keep their cigarette butts in when they’re done. I’m tired of seeing people throwing them out their car windows or dropping them in the street. How would you like it if I spat some phlegm onto the ground next to you? Because that’s just as crude as dropping your butts all over the place, but at least phlegm is bio-degradable.Link to news24 story

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