Fire at Ravensmead school under investigation

At least 2 classrooms were destroyed in the fire on Monday morning.

A gutted classroom at the Northway Primary School in Ravensmead following a fire. Picture: Kevin Brandt/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A fire at a Ravensmead school is under investigation.

Two classrooms at Northway Primary School were gutted in a blaze on Monday morning.

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Jessica Shelver, the spokesperson for the MEC of Education in the Western Cape, says officials visited the school to assess the damage done to the hall and classrooms.

“We thank individuals from within the community, the SAPS and fire services who took action in the early hours of the morning to ensure that the fire did not destroy the entire school building.

“The two classrooms that were destroyed were not occupied by learners. Teaching and learning is continuing at the school with limited disruption.”

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)