Tragic passing

■ A vegetation fire near Tafelberg Road on Table Mountain ended in tragedy on Sunday January 28 after a firefighter died in hospital. The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Services, in a statement, said they were saddened by the passing of 33-year-old firefighter Candice Kruger (also known as Ashley). Ms Kruger passed away in hospital yesterday after collapsing on the fire line on the lower slopes of Table Mountain. She received medical attention, but efforts to resuscitate her were unsuccessful. The cause of death has not yet been established. JP Smith, Mayco member for safety and security and social services, City of Cape Town, said: “I extend my deepest condolences to Kruger’s family and friends. She was stationed at Roeland Street Fire Station and had completed nine years of service. She is survived by her wife, Kelly Kruger.”