WATCH: Incredible footage of the South Peninsula fire

2015-03-05 12:53

Watch footage of the fire fighters battling the fire that has roared through South Peninsula.

More firefighters called for Cape blazes

2015-03-02 19:18

An extra 250 firefighters have been called in to tackle blazes across the Western Cape, the provincial environmental affairs department says.


Cape Town resident and Fin24 staff member Duncan Alfreds says you can smell the smoke everywhere in the area. “It took residents by surprise,” he says of the scale of the fire. WATCH.

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Boy, 7, killed in shack fire

2015-01-05 06:29

A 7-year-old boy has been killed when a fire tore through four shacks in Wallacedene, Cape Town.

Volunteer dies fighting fire

2014-12-04 12:59

A volunteer fire-fighter has died while helping extinguish a mountain fire near Kommetjie, Cape Town.

Cape firefighters battle to keep flames from homes

2014-12-02 20:04

A massive fire on Signal Hill is threatening the urban fringe of Cape Town’s Atlantic seaboard.

Cape Town fires claim 7 victims

2014-11-21 06:14

Seven people have died and 900 others affected in over 1 000 fires in Cape Town since the beginning of November.

40 shacks ravaged by fire

2014-11-06 16:00

One person has been treated for smoke inhalation after at least 40 shacks went up in flames in Denver, Johannesburg.

Firefighter killed in Australian blaze

2014-11-01 14:18

Officials in Sydney say a firefighter has been killed and at least two homes have been destroyed by Australian wildfires.

Tau to visit Kya Sands displaced families

2014-10-10 21:00

Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau is set to visit the people who have been left homeless after a fire erupted at the Kya Sands informal settlement.


Firefighters prepare to work through the night - As it happened

2015-03-02 19:35

A number of fires are burning in Cape Town's south peninsula areas, having been fuelled by strong winds. Follow our Live updates of the situation as it unfolds.

How to help fire victims, firefighters

2015-03-02 13:25

As fires rage across Cape Town, people willing to help are urged not to visit the fire affected areas but rather drop off donations at various points.

Helicopter called in for Cape Town fire

2015-01-08 15:26

Fire-fighters are working to contain a fire that broke out on Cape Town's Signal Hill.


Watch this amazing footage recorded as the fire spread on the slopes of Lion's Head and Signal Hill in Cape Town.

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Fire-fighters monitor Signal Hill slopes

2014-12-03 14:01

Fire-fighters continue to monitor the slopes of Lion's Head and Signal Hill in Cape Town where a rapidly-spreading fire driven by a strong southeaster broke out.

Factory on fire as JHB commuters head home

2014-11-28 17:56

A Johannesburg-based aerosol factory has executed their evacuation with precision, after a fire started in the warehouse, causing multiple explosions.

More than 60 injured in chemical blast

2014-11-07 19:10

An explosion at a chemical plant in Argentina has left more than 60 people injured and caused extensive damage to nearby buildings.

Fire at Joburg mattress factory

2014-11-06 14:29

One person was injured when a fire broke out at a mattress factory in Benrose, Johannesburg, on Thursday, the city's emergency services said.

3 kids killed in shack fire

2014-10-16 17:23

Three children have died when their shack caught alight in Kagiso, on the West Rand.

House burnt, equipment destroyed in Limpopo

2014-10-07 15:51

The house of a chieftain has been set alight and Bokoni Platinum mine equipment destroyed outside Burgersfort, Limpopo.

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