Harrismith fire death toll rises

2014-09-22 16:29

Four people have been killed in a veld fire near Harrismith in the Free State.

WoF unveils new water bombers for fire season

2013-12-03 10:13

Working on Fire has unveiled two new high-capacity air tractors to be employed during the Cape summer fire season.

Limpopo veld fire under control

2013-09-21 14:47

A fire in Limpopo's Modimolle area has swept across 30 000 hectares of farmland, according to a report.

Reinforcements called to Cape fires

2013-01-28 17:18

Additional teams have been called in from other provinces to battle veldfires that are raging in the Western Cape.

Fires rage in Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal

2012-06-10 16:02

Wildfires fanned by gale force winds have ravaged large tracts of land in Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, the Working on Fire programme says.

Fire bomber in forced landing

2012-02-06 19:51

An aerial water bomber dousing the raging fires in the Western Cape, near Stanford, has made a forced landing.

Fires still burning in Western Cape

2012-01-30 16:41

Fires are still burning in Slangkop Valley, near Bainskloof, and in Stanford, near Hermanus, but firefighters are hoping to kill the blazes before the wind picks up again.

Worker killed in Free State fires

2011-08-24 22:21

A farm worker has been killed while fighting fires in the Free State, a provincial farmers' body says.

Fires destroy 500 000ha of grazing

2010-10-14 08:10

Fires have destroyed 500 000 hectares of grazing land in the Free State and Limpopo, according to Working on Fire.

Free State fire put out

2010-09-08 16:58

A fire at Rosendal, in the Free State, has been put out by firefighters after burning over 6 000 hectares of land, says Working on Fire (Wof).

Franschhoek Pass still closed

2010-02-08 22:57

The route to the Franschhoek Pass remains closed due to widespread fires as Working on Fire summons more firefighters to help contain the flames.


WoF launches summer fire season

2013-12-02 19:03

Working on Fire in partnership with the Western Cape provincial government has launched the Western Cape fire season.

Runaway fire threatens Franschhoek homes

2013-01-28 22:10

A veldfire raging over a distance of nearly 17km is threatening homes and lives in Franschhoek, a senior firefighter says.

WoF: Most fires under control

2012-08-13 12:41

Countrywide fires at the weekend, in which a Limpopo farmer died, are largely under control, Working on Fire says.

More teams to fight outbreak of fires

2012-06-05 12:19

More fire reaction teams will be deployed to the Waterberg district in Limpopo to help fight an outbreak of veld fires in the region, Working on Fire says.

Western Cape firefighters on alert

2012-01-30 21:59

Firefighters are on alert in the Bainskloof and Stanford areas of the Western Cape ahead of an expected increase in wind and high temperatures.

R16m fire damage at Limpopo game lodge

2011-08-24 22:21

Fire damage to Sunset Ranch Game Lodge in Thabazimbi, Limpopo, is estimated at R16m,the owner's family says.

Cold weather brings fire risk too

2011-07-26 23:43

The Mpumalanga Highveld’s coldest winter in 20 years brings another danger, Working on Fire has warned.

47 fires in SA this week

2010-09-17 22:07

High temperatures and dry conditions have led to 47 fires in South Africa this week, says Working on Fire.

Franschhoek fires still burning

2010-02-09 11:43

Fires raging in the Franschhoek valley are still burning, while blazes in the Southern Cape have been contained, according to firefighters.

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