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Girl, 3, dies in Cape Town fire

2017-07-20 12:10

The body of a three-year-old girl has been found in a burnt shack in Langa, the City of Cape Town says.

Baby among 3 killed in Joburg shack fires

2017-07-16 16:55

Three people, including a baby, have been killed in two separate shack fires in Johannesburg, emergency rescue officials say.

70 firefighters battle building blaze in London

2017-07-10 05:59

Seventy firefighters have battled a large fire in a building in London's popular Camden Lock Market since the early hours of this morning, the London Fire Brigade has said.

Betty's Bay fire disaster averted as rain extinguishes flames

2017-07-09 15:02

Disaster appears to have been averted after much-needed rain doused the blaze that ravaged the mountain slopes of Betty’s Bay.

Evacuation in Betty's Bay as fire breaks out

2017-07-08 20:48

A part of the small coastal town of Betty’s Bay is being evacuated after a fire broke out, threatening houses.

Cape York building residents to be put into tents following fire

2017-07-08 07:24

The City of Johannesburg says they are in talks with the provincial department of human settlements to provide land on which to pitch tents for Cape York building residents displaced after a fire there.

Garden Route to be rebuilt – Zille

2017-07-06 19:23

A strategy to rebuild the Garden Route, which was ravaged by fire last month, is underway, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has said.

Demolish 'uninhabitable' Cape York building – Mbalula

2017-07-05 21:59

The fire at the Cape York building in Johannesburg is a clear indication that it should be demolished, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula says.

'This building is a dustbin for poor people' – caretaker of hijacked building

2017-07-05 15:33

A man who acts as the caretaker for residents living in the hijacked Cape York building in the Johannesburg CBD, believes the building is a dustbin for poor people.

AS IT HAPPENED: Joburg building declared a crime scene after deadly blaze kills 7

2017-07-05 12:01

Seven people had been confirmed dead after a fire broke out at the Cape York building in Johannesburg.

 

5 die in PE shack fire

2017-07-16 22:03

Five people, including two children, have died in a shack fire in Port Elizabeth, police say.

'You're my hero' - teen to mother who saved him from fire

2017-07-13 12:04

A Cape Town mother has described from her hospital bed how she pulled her 14-year-old son from his burning room, and rescued his little sister.

Fire art in SA promotes healthy grasslands

2017-07-09 18:33

The smoking image of a grasshopper was burned into grassland as alert firefighters stood by, the performance art born from the idea of promoting controlled burning as beneficial for South Africa's savannah ecosystems.

Betty's Bay fire partly contained

2017-07-08 23:31

A fire in the small coastal town of Betty’s Bay in the Western Cape has been partly contained and is of no immediate threat to any homes or structures in the town.

Cape York building residents to be put in tents following fire

2017-07-08 07:41

The City of Johannesburg says they are in talks with the provincial department of human settlements to provide land on which to pitch tents for Cape York building residents displaced after a fire there.

80 firefighters monitor Knysna, Plett flare-ups

2017-07-07 13:00

Working on Fire says 80 firefighters have been deployed to monitor flare-ups around Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.

Girl, 3, dies in Durban fire

2017-07-06 10:35

A 3-year-old girl has been burnt beyond recognition after the shack she was sleeping in caught alight in Parkgate, Verulam, north of Durban.

This fire was bound to happen - Herman Mashaba

2017-07-05 17:50

With around 85 buildings hijacked by illegal occupants in Johannesburg, a disaster was inevitable, city Mayor Herman Mashaba has said.

Generator caused Joburg building fire - resident

2017-07-05 14:15

A resident of the Cape York building in Johannesburg has told News24 that a fatal fire was caused by a generator.

7 confirmed dead in Joburg CBD building fire

2017-07-05 10:26

Seven people have been confirmed dead in a fire in the Johannesburg CBD, emergency services say.

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