Smoke kills Cape Town guard

2014-08-14 13:51

A security guard died from smoke inhalation at a house in Hout Bay, Cape Town.

Sweden battles raging forest fire

2014-08-05 14:19

Swedish firefighters are battling a massive forest fire described as the worst in living memory which has engulfed homes, left one man dead and sent hundreds fleeing their homes.

Firefighters obstructed at Joburg inferno

2014-08-01 19:29

Massive plumes of smoke can be seen from the Johannesburg CBD after a building in End Street was set alight. More as the story develops.

Tesla wants to see battery-fire Model S

2014-07-07 11:59

Battery-car maker Tesla has asked to study the wreck of a stolen Tesla Model S which was involved in a major crash after which it burned and split in half in West Hollywood, California.

Possible link between Rhodes' student, campus fire

2014-05-28 22:29

A student at Rhodes University in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape could be linked to a fire on campus, the institution says.

Fire at Joburg plastic factory

2014-02-27 20:34

A fire has broken out at a plastics factory in Amalgam, Crown Mines, west of Johannesburg.

Do you have an emergency fire escape plan?

2014-01-27 15:50

Every second counts when a fire breaks out in your home, so plan ahead and try to avoid a tragedy.

Man dies in Cape Town fire

2014-01-14 15:47

A man who was burnt in a shack fire in an informal settlement in Masiphumelele, near Fish Hoek, has died.

Eastern Cape kids die of smoke inhalation

2014-01-08 17:47

Two children in Mthatha have died from smoke inhalation after their father allegedly locked them in their flat with a burning candle.

NYE blaze: 1067 cars torched in France

2014-01-03 08:04

As South Africans revellers welcomed the new year, French youths chose to torch their cars. The French government revealed that 1067 cars were set ablaze on New Year's eve 2013.

Tesla under fire: Recall threat?

2013-11-20 08:13

Following the third report of a Model S in flames, the US government's vehicle auto safety watchdog has launched an investigation into Tesla's electric car fires. How does Tesla plan to reduce the risk of fires? A software update...

Eastern Cape girl dies in blaze

2013-11-04 20:04

A 4-year-old girl has been killed in a fire in the Eastern Cape.

Don't be a fire-starter

2013-10-29 11:46

Most wildfires are started by careless people. Don’t be one. Take proper care with camping and braai fires.

Australian fire sparked by military exercise

2013-10-23 15:16

Investigators say that a military training exercise has ignited the largest of the wildfires that have ravaged Australia's most populous state in the past week.

Fire truck: Ja wel, but no fine

2013-10-07 11:02

Organisers of the Korean Grand Prix will escape sanction, even though a fire vehicle was deployed on to the track during Sunday's race.

DA offers relief to fire victims

2013-10-05 20:21

The DA will raise over R150 000 in relief donations for those whose shacks burnt down in Cleveland, east of Johannesburg, the party has said.

100 shacks destroyed in Cleveland fire

2013-10-03 19:21

Over 100 shacks have been gutted by fire at the Jumpers informal settlement in Cleveland, east of Johannesburg, the city's emergency management services say.

Fire scars big nature reserve in Ecuador

2013-09-24 09:14

Fire blamed on arson has charred vast areas of a nature reserve in Ecuador's capital, officials say as they declared the blaze under control.

4 KZN children die in fire

2013-09-17 17:22

Four children have died in a fire at their home in KwaZulu-Natal.

Horror limo fire cites suspension

2013-08-20 10:53

A "mechanical problem" ignited a stretch-limo inferno that killed five nurses trapped inside. The cause behind the horrific incident has been found.

Govt, police liable for fire damage

2013-08-10 21:03

A newspaper report says the government and the police minister have to pay for the damages caused by a run-away veld fire which started at a Limpopo training facility.

Amanda Bynes is forced to go to hospital

2013-07-29 00:00

So, Amanda was hospitalised on a 72-hour psychiatric hold after starting a fire on some random woman’s driveway.

Limo terror: 'It spread so fast'

2013-05-07 13:35

The driver of the blazing limo in which five women died in California tells of the terrifying moments - yet the survivors say he did nothing to help.

Video: How not to work on your ride

2013-04-30 11:29

A would-be mechanic tinkering on a classic roadster shows us what not to do in the event of an engine fire. Watch the, er, educational video!


1 000 fires extinguished over two months – dept

2014-08-06 22:59

About 1 000 veld and forest fires had been fought in eight provinces over the past two months, the department of environmental affairs says.

Holy smoke! Ford bakkie explodes and melts

2014-08-05 13:37

Two engineers escaped the flaming confines of a Ford Super Duty prototype. Check out our spy image gallery which shows the new Ford bursting in flames and melting in California's Death Valley desert!

Shoppers evacuated from Cape Town mall

2014-07-18 19:18

Cape Town shoppers had to be evacuated from a mall after a fire broke out in one of their storeroom.

Health dept building set alight

2014-07-02 20:41

The reception area of the health department's building in the Pretoria CBD has been set alight.

Rhodes' student union building set alight

2014-05-27 15:37

A fire has broken out in a building at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

Legal Aid covers arson cases

2014-04-01 21:13

Legal aid is provided for people charged with arson, Legal Aid SA says.

Cops burnt down our homes - residents

2014-02-25 18:15

Residents at a Midrand informal settlement have blamed metro police for burning down about 200 shacks.

5 dead, 30 missing after Quebec old age home blaze

2014-01-24 10:27

A fire that raged through a seniors' home in eastern Quebec has trapped residents dependent on wheelchairs and walkers, leaving five died and about 30 missing.

Cape fire deaths on the decrease

2014-01-08 22:08

The City of Cape Town says the number of deaths as a result of informal settlement fires in the Cape metropole has almost halved in the past eight years.

Cape Town fire victims rehoused

2014-01-06 15:42

Residents of an informal settlement in Cape Town who were left homeless after a fire in the area last month have been rehoused.

Amateur mechanic's car goes up in flames

2013-11-27 14:31

Top tip: If your engine is on fire, don't try to blow out the flames like it's a birthday cake. Watch a driver fail spectacularly while tinkering on his ride!

Arson suspect to appear in court

2013-11-18 18:30

A man arrested in connection with the burning of a house in Coffee Bay is expected to appear in court.

Don't be a fire-starter

2013-10-31 05:00

Most wildfires are started by careless people. Don’t be one. Take proper care with camping and braai fires.

New blazes in Australia but worst fears ease

2013-10-23 17:33

Firefighters in Australia have battled hot, dry winds and soaring temperatures as new blazes were whipped up in a week-long bushfire emergency, but fears of a catastrophe eased.

More dead after Eastern Cape lab blast

2013-10-23 10:32

Three more people have died after last week's blast at an Eastern Cape pharmaceutical laboratory, bringing the death toll to six.

Tesla blaze sparks EV safety

2013-10-07 07:21

A Tesla Model S which caught fire earlier this month points to challenges for electric cars; experts vouch for safety.

Four Richmond homes petrol-bombed

2013-10-04 07:10

Four houses, including those of two local politicians, have been petrol-bombed in Richmond near Pietermaritzburg, the KwaZulu-Natal community safety department says.

Tesla blaze ignites share drop

2013-10-03 15:22

Tesla shares plummeted after a video of a Model S fire was posted online. Officials said the fire originated in the vehicle's battery pack.

Fires force road closure

2013-09-20 07:28

The N6 between the Free State and the Eastern Cape has been closed because of veld fires.

10 homeless after shacks gutted by fire

2013-09-07 14:28

Five shacks have been destroyed in the George Goch informal settlement in Johannesburg, leaving 10 people displaced.

More crews to help douse wildfires

2013-08-18 19:02

Additional US crews have arrived to help battle a wildfire in Idaho stoked by strong winds and more homes have been evacuated.

Phantom Forest Lodge

2013-08-02 10:44

Home to two beautiful restaurants, the Phantom Forest Lodge offers spectaluar views of Knysna.

Amanda Bynes is forced to go to hospital

2013-07-26 09:33

So, Amanda was hospitalised on a 72-hour psychiatric hold after starting a fire on some random woman’s driveway.

Video: Horror limo blaze kills 5

2013-05-06 08:23

Five young women, including a newlywed bride, were killed during a horrific blaze when the limousine they were travelling in caught fire on the San Mateo bridge, California.

Celiwe waits for 'Pippie' op

2013-04-25 20:21

Celiwe Maseko, 5, who was burnt when her dress caught fire, is scheduled to undergo skin graft surgery similar to that of Pippie Kruger in a Johannesburg hospital.

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