ARTICLES RELATING TO FIRE

Woman burns to death inside her home

2015-04-10 18:58

A Gauteng woman has been burnt to death inside the bedroom of her home.

Cape Town fire out

2015-03-09 20:47

The fire which broke out in the Cape Town area has been extinguished, the city's Disaster Risk Management says.

Pilot who died battling Cape Town fire identified

2015-03-08 18:02

The pilot who died in a helicopter crash while dousing fire at Cape Point has been identified as Willem Hendrik “Bees” Marais.

INFOGRAPHIC: Cape Fire by numbers

2015-03-06 14:33

On 1 March 2015, fires began to roar across Cape Town’s south peninsula. Starting in Muizenberg, the fire spread rapidly to surrounding areas. View an infographic of the Cape Fire by numbers here.

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.

Video

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.

 

Russian mall fire leaves 15 dead

2015-03-13 19:44

A fire in a shopping mall in central Russia has left at least 15 people dead, with 17 more missing.

Gallery

20 photographs depicting the devastation of the Cape fire aftermath. Photos taken on Stonehurst Mountain Estate, Ou Kaapse Weg, Noordhoek and from the M3.

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Helicopter crashes fighting fire in Cape Point, pilot dead

2015-03-08 15:26

A helicopter pilot has been killed after being forced to make a crash landing while fighting a blaze that broke out in Cape Point last week.

Gallery

On 1 March 2015, fires began to roar across the Cape Town south peninsula. Starting in Muizenberg, the fire spread rapidly to surrounding areas. Click through our timeline to explore how the fire has grown.

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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.

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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.

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