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Mayor Plato thanks brave firefighters for tireless efforts in Cape blaze<p>​Students from the Upper Campus of the University of Cape Town also had to be evacuated as strong winds caused the fire to spread.</p><p>Mayor Plato visited the site to thank those involved in firefighting efforts. <span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span>Mayor Dan Plato thanks residents for their donations  and calls on the public to please monitor emergency services  communications for any updates.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p><p>‘I wish to express our gratitude for the efforts of firefighters who have been working non-stop to bring this massive fire under control. It is saddening to note that property and historic buildings have been damaged by this fire. It is tragic that literary treasures have been lost at the UCT library, but I have been informed that some of the most valuable works were saved by the quick activation of roller doors. Our attention and support remains with firefighters and all roleplayers working to protect further loss of property,’ said Executive Mayor Dan Plato.</p><p> </p>2021-04-17T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#dddc28e3-401e-4f9d-8f54-4611e5e65447;L0|#0dddc28e3-401e-4f9d-8f54-4611e5e65447|Fire and rescue service;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb10

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