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Fire damage won't impact lectures at Stellies

The blaze broke out at the Van der Sterr building on Sunday completely destroying the third floor.

The top floor of the BComm/Accounting Building at the Stellenbosch University completely destroyed by fire on 22 February 2015. Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Stellenbosch University management says a fire that devastated a main building at its campus won't impact lectures.

The blaze broke out at the Van der Sterr building on Sunday completely destroying the third floor.

The first and second floors were also extensively damaged.

The university's Susan van der Merwe says a forensic team is currently investigating the cause of the fire.

"At the moment we can't get into the building, we will have to wait for the forensic team to do their work and then our trauma counselor will take the various staff members up to their offices so that they can observe and what exactly they have lost."

LISTEN: Spokesperson Sue van der Merwe speaks to 567 Cape Talk's Keino Kammies.

Meanwhile, at least two people have died in a spate of fires across the Peninsula over the weekend as reports say blazes were fanned by strong winds.

More than 500 hundred people have also been left homeless.

Informal settlements in Langa, Lavender Hill and Joe Slovo Park are among the affected areas.

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