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Wildfire at University of Cape Town Destroys Priceless South African Antiquities

HeadlineApr 20, 2021

In South Africa, a devastating wildfire has spread to the University of Cape Town, destroying irreplaceable historical records and documents that were being stored in the university’s library. The blaze, which has been raging since Sunday, tore through a portion of the 200-year-old campus, forcing staff and students to evacuate. South African officials say the wildfire was likely started by an individual, then quickly spread due to heavy winds and high temperatures.

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