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Fire in the Wartenweiler Library

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About 100 books were damaged and a high-level investigation is underway by Wits Security and the police.

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Burnt books at the Wartenweiler Library.Fire in the Wartenweiler Library

A fire was started in the last aisle on the second floor of the Wartenweiler Library yesterday afternoon. About 100 books were damaged. Security has determined that the fire was started with an accelerant or flammable substance, which may have been hidden in a bag found on the scene. The fire was extinguished quickly and a high-level investigation is underway by Wits Security and the police.

We apologise to all staff and students who were affected and evacuated yesterday.

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