The raging wildfire which began on Sunday was fueled by strong winds leading to a rapid , forceful spread across the mountains .
South African fire fighters battled the conflagration in their hundreds as it swept across the peaks leveling thousands of hectares of vegetation to ash and countless buildings eviscerated.
Over 50 residents of a retirement home located within blaze area have been hospitalized for trauma and smoke inhalation reports say.
Locales en-masse have been forced to evacuate the Cape Peninsula region as massive fire fighting continues.
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