Fire at UJ lecture hall

2016-09-29 15:36
Some of the Emergency Services at the lecture hall at UJ. (Iavan Pijoos, News24)

Some of the Emergency Services at the lecture hall at UJ. (Iavan Pijoos, News24)

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Johannesburg - A lecture hall caught fire at the University of Johannesburg on Thursday afternoon, management said.

A student lecturer alerted management that smoke was coming from the B3 lecture venue. It was locked at the time, UJ spokesperson Kaamini Reddy told reporters.

The cause was not immediately known and it was extinguished.

"It's all wet and there is still a lot of smoke. One of the projectors was damaged during the fire," Reddy said.

Some of the seats were damaged when the fire was extinguished. 

"We are treating it as a crime scene. We have been told that it could be an electrical fire," she said. 

Journalists were not allowed onto the campus. Students have been protesting against university fee increases.

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