Firefighters were called out after another school building went up in flames in the District Six area in Cape Town.
The building is a residence for a school on the corners of Nelson and Pontac streets. Details on what kind of school it was or who it belonged to were not immediately available.
Eyewitnesses who spoke to eNCA said a group of girls had to be rescued through the window after failing to get out.
City fire and rescue services’ Edward Bosch said the department was alerted about the fire just before 16:00 hrs.
“Seven firefighting vehicles and a rescue vehicle with 32 firefighters responded to the incident. Severe fire damage was caused to the res and office block of the school. No injuries were reported and all the learners were accounted for. The cause of the fire is still under investigation,” Bosch said.
This is the second fire in the same area in less than a week, last week Holy Cross Primary school was also gutted by a fire.