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Fast Moving Fire On Table Mountain Destroys South African Landmarks, History

Added 04-19-21 05:07:01am EST - “A fire spread from Table Mountain National Park to the University of Cape Town, where collections were destroyed at the Jagger Library.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Fast Moving Fire On Table Mountain Destroys South African Landmarks, History”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Firefighters douse the destroyed Jagger Library at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. A wildfire raging on the slopes of Cape Town's Table Mountain spread to the University forcing the evacuation of students. Nardus Engelbrecht/AP hide caption

Firefighters douse the destroyed Jagger Library at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. A wildfire raging on the slopes of Cape Town's Table Mountain spread to the University forcing the evacuation of students.

A wildfire that started on South Africa's Table Mountain early Sunday spread to the University of Cape Town, burning the school's historic library and forcing staff and students to evacuate.

The Rhodes Memorial Fire broke out around 9 a.m. Sunday, according to Table Mountain National Park. The fire likely started from a "vacated vagrant fire." Extreme fire danger in the area, heavy winds, and high temperatures helped the fire spread quickly, park officials said.

A fire rages out of control on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday. AP hide caption

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