Homes destroyed in Canada oil sands fire

28 minutes ago

A fire that forced the evacuation of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, has destroyed 80% of the homes in one neighbourhood and extensively damaged property in a number of others.

North West fire kills six from the same family

2016-05-02 14:08

Four children and two young adults from the same family have been killed in a fire that broke out in their shack in Deelpan outside Rustenburg while they were sleeping.

Woman, teen killed in Cape Town house fire

2016-04-19 11:10

A woman and a teenager have died in a house fire, the City of Cape Town's fire and rescue services says.

A large fire broke out on Signal Hill, Cape Town, with six fire-fighting vehicles called to battle the blaze. View pics from the scene here.

A large fire broke out on Signal Hill, Cape Town, with six fire-fighting vehicles called to battle the blaze. View pics from the scene here.

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PICS: Fire at Cape Town station

2016-04-09 22:38

Firemen have been called out to douse a fire at Cape Town Station, the City of Cape Town has confirmed.

Two in court for N2 petrol station inferno

2016-03-29 17:19

Two men appeared in the KwaDukuza Magistrate's Court for allegedly causing an inferno while trying to steal diesel from the Mvoti Ultra City on the N2, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Two critically injured in Joburg fire

2016-03-19 11:24

Paramedics were called to the scene of a fire in Bree Street in central Johannesburg in the early hours of the morning in which two people were critically injured.

Sumatra declares forest fires emergency

2016-03-08 16:03

Forest and plantation fires on Indonesia's Sumatra island at the onset of the dry season have prompted the province to declare an emergency.

Fire burning down Durban warehouse, reports of explosions

2016-02-28 21:53

A fire has broken out and almost completely destroyed a warehouse in Westmead in Durban.

Cape Town man dies in fire

2016-02-28 09:05

One man was killed in another fire in Cape Town, this time at the Burundi informal settlement, the city's emergency services say.


People holding blanket save mom, kids from fire

28 minutes ago

South Korean officials say residents rescued a woman and her three children from a fire by safely catching them with a blanket as they fell four floors

Entrepreneurs create fire-proofing product for shack fires

2016-04-20 09:00

Johannesburg-based Jonathan Frost has spent years trying to find a solution to the problem of shack fires in and around the city and now, with colleague Peter Barthel, has created a chemical retardant to stop the spread of fires.

Firefighters tackling blaze at Salt River market, shacks

2016-04-14 15:21

Firefighters were battling a blaze at a building housing a market, as well as neighbouring shacks, in Salt River, a Cape Town official has said.

Fire breaks out on Signal Hill in Cape Town

2016-04-13 20:58

Six fire-fighting vehicles were called out to Signal Hill on Wednesday after a large fire broke out.

Durban state crematorium closed after 'fire'

2016-04-06 14:00

The state crematorium in Durban has been closed indefinitely after smoke was spotted coming from the furnace.

Two homes badly damaged in N2 Ultra City blaze

2016-03-27 13:44

Two homes suffered extensive damage as a fire raged at the Ultra City complex near the Mvoti toll gate, KwaZulu Natal Emergency Medical Services have confirmed.

Panicked mom drops baby and toddler from 2nd floor window

2016-03-11 12:13

Officials say a mother trapped by fire in her Sydney apartment has safely dropped her 2-day-old baby and 2 year-old toddler from a second-floor window to rescuers below.

Firefighters plan aerial attack for Sir Lowry's Pass blaze

2016-03-03 09:03

Helicopters will be used to fight an extensive blaze raging on the slopes of Sir Lowry’s Pass, the City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Services says.

Part of Table Mountain on fire

2016-02-28 10:22

Part of Table Mountain was on fire, with helicopters dropping water bombs to contain it.

538 homeless after Imizamo Yethu fire

2016-02-27 20:41

Hundreds have been left homeless after their shacks were gutted by a blaze at the Imizamo Yethu informal settlement in Cape Town.

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