February 22, 2015 - Firefighters attempt to control the blaze at the Van Der Sterr building, which houses the Accounting and Statistics departments, on the campus of the University of Stellenbosch, Sunday morning.
Editor&39;s note: this story has been updated to reflect that the fire is under control.
STELLENBOSCH - Firefighters has managed to contain a fire at the University of Stellenbosch.
The blaze had earlier engulfed the Van Der Sterr building which houses the Accounting and Statistics departments.
Large parts of the building have been severely damaged. Students have been warned to keep clear of the area.
The cause of the fire has not yet been established.
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Van Der Sterr building, hosting Accounting & Stats, is indeed on fire. Please keep safe distance.— Stellenbosch Univ (@StellenboschUni) February 22, 2015
Stellenbosch University campus on fire.... pic.twitter.com/kyBlZiMR69— PigSpotter Cliff (@PigSpotter) February 22, 2015
Report of fire on the @StellenboschUni campus at the Rek & Stats building. Updates to follow. sabcnews stellenbosch pic.twitter.com/rhy68wLJ2G— Jamaine Krige (@jour_maine) February 22, 2015
More maties fire pic happening now on campus via @DieMatie Stellenbosch pic.twitter.com/KcsbCkbVka— Ian Bredenkamp (@IanBredenkamp) February 22, 2015
Breaking: Huge fire on maties campus right now via @DieMatie Stellenbosch pic.twitter.com/aQxplRnoUK— Ian Bredenkamp (@IanBredenkamp) February 22, 2015
@ChristaWalt It&39;s crazy! This just in via WhatsApp Stellenbosch is burning pic.twitter.com/QHKyrZqUTm— Willie Knoetze (@absolutwillie) February 22, 2015
Fire RT @encanews: UPDATE: Another image of the fire at the University of Stellenbosch. Pic courtesy @IanBredenkamp pic.twitter.com/V6kO7VlZ0L— Dispatch Demon (@DispatchDemon) February 22, 2015
Something big is burning in stellenbosch pic.twitter.com/KiyYqxnXCo— Matthys (@matthysdt) February 22, 2015