Today has been nothing less than heartbreaking. Heritage lost, habitats destroyed, students displaced, citizens fighting for their homes. The destructive and cruel nature of fire hit Cape Town right in the gut today – a reminder of the Mother City’s enemy, which visits us all too often.
Here’s an exclusive photo series by Anton Crone that highlights the devastation caused by today’s Table Mountain fire, which continues to rage.
Moments before Jagger library caught alight, UCT
Jagger Library engulfed with flames and smoke, UCT
Max Zimmerman trying to protect his home, Rondebosch
and neighbours trying to do the same…
A lone police officer emerges from the smoke while protecting a building on upper campus on his own, UCT
The M3 engulfed
It’s going to be a long night…
Pictures: Anton Crone