A fire broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town. The university’s students have been partially evacuated from the slope, and they have been partially evacuated from the slope.
The university library in the South African city is on fire. Correspondent Bram Vermeulen reported on Twitter that part of the series has some unique heritage of the continent and has now been reduced to ashes.
Vermeulen said that the University of Cape Town is the most prestigious university in Africa. He said: “The university is world-renowned for its collection of African historical works,”.
The picture shows that at least part of the library is on fire:
The reporter who lives near Table Mountain said that fires often erupt on and around the mountain. “But this is the first time I know that part of the university is in full swing.” A windmill with a thatched roof in the Netherlands was also burned down.
The fire brigade has deployed helicopters to extinguish the fire. Local authorities said at least one firefighter was burned and taken to the hospital. Vermeulen said: “I saw four helicopters with large water bags flying over the city at the same time.”
The fire started early this morning near the memorial site of Cecil Rhodes, the British colonial statesman and the Prime Minister of the Cape Colony on Devil’s Peak. That’s where the university is. Then, the flame quickly spread to the slopes of the famous mountain peaks.
Vermeulen said he was surprised at how quickly the fire spread. “Today is a very hot day. Fires often start on hot days.” He couldn’t say any reason yet.
You can see the smoke for miles around. Some roads were blocked, and climbers received warnings from the fire brigade. In addition to all students, all staff at the University of Cape Town have also been evacuated.
Jeremy Stewart lives by the fire. On the way home, he finally walked to the other side of the fire. Stewart went home safely, but it was not easy:
Residents in and around Rondesbosch have not yet been asked to leave. The official said: “The situation is being monitored, and the staff will go from house to house if they need to be evacuated.” Groote Schuur Hospital has also been partially evacuated because it is in smoke.