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Wildfire causes evacuation of University of Cape Town students

Added 04-19-21 02:18:02am EST - “A ferocious wildfire in South Africa damaged several buildings at the prestigious University of Cape Town on Sunday and forced its students to evacuate. The blaze engulfing part of Table Mountain b?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Wildfire causes evacuation of University of Cape Town students”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A ferocious wildfire in South Africa damaged several buildings at the prestigious University of Cape Town on Sunday and forced its students to evacuate.

The blaze engulfing part of Table Mountain began earlier in the day on Devils Peak before quickly spreading up the slopes, officials said.

“All UCT students have been evacuated from campus by emergency services support staff,” the university said in a statement.

A video tweeted by the local government showed flames roaring inside a campus building lined with columns.

“The situation is being monitored and staff will go door-to-door in the event that evacuation is required,” officials said.

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