Malaysia shuts schools as choking smog worsens

2015-10-04 16:51

Malaysian authorities have ordered most of the country's schools shut for two days because of possible health risks posed by the thick haze from Indonesian forest fires.

Ekurhuleni emergency services extinguish massive container blaze

2015-08-31 19:28

Emergency services had to react quickly after more than 100 containers - some containing explosives - caught fire in Isando, east of Johannesburg.

Three people die in Hout Bay fire

2015-08-12 22:13

Three people have died in a fire in Hout Bay, Cape Town, city emergency management services have reported.

Medical worker dies in Eastern Cape hospital fire

2015-07-31 18:01

A medical worker has died in a fire at the residential section of Tafalofefe hospital in Butterworth, the Eastern Cape health department says.

Cairo furniture factory gutted by fire: 19 dead

2015-07-28 16:01

At least nineteen people have died in a fire that gutted an Egyptian furniture factory north of Cairo.

Fire rages through Jika Joe

2015-07-16 09:36

A FIRE at the Jika Joe informal settlement on Tuesday night engulfed 26 homes and left one man injured with burns to his arm.

Couple burn to death in their bed

2015-07-13 16:46

A Cape Town couple have burnt to death after a fire engulfed a room in which they were sleeping. Now the future is uncertain for their three orphaned children, all under the age of 10.

‘Reconnect us or else’

2015-06-12 09:53

JIKA Joe residents caused mayhem on Wednesday night, threatening to block the N3 highway after Msunduzi Municipality cut their illegal electricity connections on Sunday.

Still no clarity on how Glencoe prison fire started

2015-05-25 17:19

Deputy Minister of Correctional Services Thabang Makwetla has revealed that inmates were not under supervision when a fire broke out at Glencoe Correctional Centre earlier this month.

Emergency services reject claims that firefighters' death caused by negligence

2015-05-18 18:27

Johannesburg emergency services has rejected a union's claims that negligence contributed to the deaths of two firefighters in a smoke-filled inner city basement.

WATCH: Raging fire destroys 20 Vaal holiday homes

A raging inferno gutted 20 holiday homes on the Vaal River in Vanderbijlpark on Sunday. A News24 user sent us this video. Watch.

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Bucket chain too slow to stop fires engulfing homes in Jika Joe

2015-08-17 09:10

OVER 50 homes in the Jika Joe informal settlement were destroyed in a blaze early yesterday morning, but nobody was injured.

Crystal Towers hotel to remain closed for fire repairs

2015-08-11 17:22

The African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel in Century City, Cape Town, will remain closed until safety inspections are complete and fire damage is repaired, the owners say.

No sign of fire at Reserve Bank - emergency services

2015-07-28 18:53

There is no sign of a fire at the Reserve Bank offices in Pretoria following an evacuation of the building, Tshwane Emergency Services say.

Student nurse burns to death in his res room

2015-07-27 20:48

A nursing student has burnt to death inside his residence room at the RK Khan Hospital in Chatsworth, KwaZulu-Natal, the health department says.

Oribi fire melted pylon chopper’s cables

2015-07-15 09:43

THE veld fire at Pietermaritzburg’s Oribi Airport on Sunday left what is believed to be an Eskom helicopter with damage to its cables.

‘Ghosts’ add fuel to the fire

2015-06-27 08:21

The myth that lighting a veld fire helps to escape the clutches of ghostly apparitions while walking alone in the dark, is having devastating effects on farming areas around Umzimkhulu.

More than 100 cars burn in police pound

2015-06-05 15:22

A rampant veld fire has led to more than 100 impounded vehicles being burnt in Queensburgh, eThekwini, police said on Friday.

Grieving firefighters drown out chief's speech at memorial service

2015-05-21 17:09

Grieving emergency workers and firefighters at the memorial service of their dead colleagues sang so loudly drowning out chief's speech to show their dissatisfaction of their work environment.

Chatsworth shack fire claims 5 victims

2015-05-16 17:49

A woman and four children have been killed when a fire spread through the Emanyaleni informal settlement in Chatsworth.

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