A wildfire raging on the slopes of Cape City’s Desk Mountain unfold to the College of Cape City, burning the historic campus library and forcing the evacuation of scholars on Sunday.
Orange flames lit up the home windows of the library that homes appreciable archives and ebook collections whereas firefighters sprayed jets of water to douse the blaze. Not less than two flooring of Jagger Library burned, in keeping with native information stories.
Different campus buildings additionally caught hearth, and a historic windmill close by burned.
Greater than 100 firefighters and emergency personnel have been deployed to the college campus and to Desk Mountain Nationwide Park. 4 helicopters have been getting used to drop water on threatened areas, officers mentioned.
One firefighter was injured and being handled at a hospital, in keeping with the Cape City hearth and rescue division.
Residents have been cautioned to be on alert, Charlotte Powell, spokeswoman for the town’s catastrophe threat administration heart, mentioned in an announcement.