By Graeme Raubenheimer 

A man said to be in his 40s has been arrested for allegedly starting four fires on Table Mountain.

Officials say the suspect, who’s a foreigner, was discovered carrying petrol earlier on Tuesday.

City Fire and Rescue Service’s Theo Layne says the blaze was lit just above the lower cableway station.

It’s not been brought under control yet.

“Two Fire Engines, one Water Tanker as well as the Seasonal Firefighters from the City of Cape Town, assisted by Table Mountain National Parks and Working on Fire [are] on [the] scene.

Two helicopters are currently assisting,” says Layne.