ARTICLES RELATING TO FIRES

PICS: Billabong warehouse in Jeffreys Bay burns down

2016-06-29 08:22

Reports say that a Billabong warehouse in Jeffreys Bay has burnt down.

Fire at Gateway Mall in Umhlanga

2016-06-22 15:23

A fire has broken out at the Gateway Mall in Umhlanga, north of Durban. See the video and pictures.

Protesting firefighters showed courage against exploitation - Numsa

2016-06-16 12:06

South Africans firefighters who went on strike in Canada were ‘ruthlessly’ exploited, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA said on Thursday.

Parliamentary committee 'concerned' about SA firefighters debacle

2016-06-14 21:14

The parliamentary portfolio committee on Environmental Affairs says it will engage with the Department of Environmental Affairs to 'fully understand' the salary dispute involving South African firefighters who had gone to Canada to help suppress wildfires there.

Don't condemn firefighters returning from Canada - minister

2016-06-13 18:16

The 301 firefighters who were deployed to Canada to help suppress wildfires there are coming back home, says the department of environmental affairs, adding that South Africans should not condemn them.

Emergency services attend to 10 fires as cold front hits Joburg

2016-06-13 08:56

A man has burnt to death and another is seriously injured following a fire - one of 10 fire incidents reported as a cold front hit Johannesburg over the weekend.

Mediator, envoy sent to intervene in singing firefighters' pay battle

2016-06-12 08:34

A mediator from Working on Fire has been sent to Canada by Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa to assist in resolving the pay dispute involving a team of firefighters, the department says.

Deadly house fire: Zuma and SANCO send condolences

2016-06-11 18:38

President Jacob Zuma on Saturday sent his condolences to the families of the nine victims of a house fire in Mitchell’s Plein.

'There was nothing anyone could do' - neighbour of Cape Town house fire

2016-06-11 14:38

Neighbours and emergency workers tried desperately to rescue eight people killed in a house fire in Mitchells Plain, but there was nothing anyone could do, a neighbour says.

Canada sends singing SA firefighters home

2016-06-11 10:40

Canada has asked South Africa's singing firefighters to go home after an internal pay dispute could not be resolved, Working on Fire has said.

 

Part of Addington Hospital evacuated after fire

2016-06-28 11:15

A floor of Durban’s Addington Hospital has been evacuated after a fire broke out.

Fireman killed by speeding car laid to rest

2016-06-18 20:14

The City of Johannesburg emergency management services paid their last respects to colleague, fireman Tebogo Thobodi, who was killed last week in Johannesburg.

Jesus Dome congregants erect tent for Sunday services

2016-06-14 22:14

Following the fire at the iconic Jesus Dome, the Durban Christian Centre congregants have erected a new worship venue.

Firefighters deployed to Canada arrive in SA

2016-06-14 09:27

The 301 firefighters who were deployed to Canada to help suppress wildfires there have arrived home.

Assistance pours in for those affected by deadly Mitchells Plain fire

2016-06-13 17:42

The family affected by the deadly Mitchells Plain fire is receiving help to bury the victims and come to terms with the tragedy.

Family shattered as blaze victim clings to life

2016-06-13 07:05

As Gloria Abrahams clings to life in a Cape Town hospital, her father is left to take stock after a fire shattered his family and altered the fibre of Mitchells Plain.

Two generations lost in Mitchell's Plain fire tragedy

2016-06-11 21:12

Patrick Abrahams stood in shock outside the gutted remains of his house in Mitchell's Plain on Saturday after a fire took the lives of nine people from two generations.

Canadian premier ‘disturbed’ by how little SA firefighters were paid

2016-06-11 15:48

Canadian premier Rachel Notley has said she chose to send South African firefighters back home because their daily allowance was below her province’s minimum wage, a report says.

8 people killed in Cape Town house fire

2016-06-11 12:30

Eight people, including three children, have been killed in a house fire in Mitchells Plain, the city's emergency services says.

Unhappy SA firefighters could return home

2016-06-10 11:39

Working on Fire officials are flying to Canada to help negotiate a pay protest by unhappy South African firefighters sent to aid in efforts against the Alberta blaze.

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