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Table Mountain fire.. historic buildings destroyed

19 Apr 2021
BBC News:

Thousands of university students have been evacuated from Cape Town.
A wildfire on the slopes of South Africa's Table Mountain has spread to the University of Cape Town campus.
The campus restaurant has been destroyed and the historic library has been damaged.
Four helicopters are water bombing the flames in the hope they can control the blaze.
It's thought that the local fire fighters will need at least three days to get the blaze under control.
The fire has spread quickly because of the dry bush and low humidity in the area.
It created its own wind and spread even further.
People who live in the area have been told to keep windows and doors closed to avoid the smoke and soot in the air.
Hikers in the Table Mountain National Park have been asked to leave.