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Table Mountain Fire Rages On As More Evacuation Occur

Rhodes Memorial restaurant and a library at the University of Cape Town (UCT) on fire

South Africa, Cape Town – The fire has gutted several structures, including part of the Rhodes Memorial restaurant and a library at the University of Cape Town (UCT).

According to reports, more than 200 firefighters have been battling the inferno and four firefighters have been injured while battling the inferno.

A prompted mass evacuation of the UCT campus has been ordered.

The inferno first started in the vicinity of Philip Kgosana Drive. Strong winds then fueled the flames, spreading them rapidly.

Meanwhile, The Table Mountain National Park believed that the fire was deliberately set.

The park’s fire manager, Philip Prins, said that it could not have been an extension of the first fire.

“It was too far away, it was dead quiet and there was no wind and there was no squatting or anything like that, so this was definitely a new fire and it was definitely started deliberately.”

 

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