ARTICLES RELATING TO FIRES

Who's to blame for Joburg firefighter deaths?

2015-05-22 07:22

An investigation will be conducted to determine whether an incident commander is to blame for the deaths of two firefighters killed in a blaze in Johannesburg last weekend.

Asthmatic boy rescues woman from burning house

2015-05-18 08:25

A 15-year-old Germiston boy has told how he scaled a two-metre gate to rescue a woman from a burning house over the weekend.

2 firefighters die while fighting Joburg blaze

2015-05-17 07:58

Two firefighters have died while fighting a blaze at a building in Johannesburg, while four others have been hospitalised, emergency services and paramedics say.

Philippine slipper factory fire - 31 dead

2015-05-13 16:45

A fire at a Philippine rubber slipper factory has killed 31 workers and dozens were missing and feared dead.

Knysna community rally behind fire victims

2015-05-10 11:33

The Knysna community has rallied behind business owners who suffered losses after a fire swept through Thesen Island’s iconic Boatshed building.

Dominican officials arrest 13 suspected in forest fires

2015-05-06 13:15

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have arrested 13 people suspected of causing several forest fires across the Caribbean country.

Fire flares up on Signal Hill

2015-04-09 13:15

Firefighters are working to contain a fire that flared up on Cape Town's Signal Hill.

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GALLERY: Durban factory fire

2015-04-09 11:06

A factory containing 16 tons of oil and plastic caught alight in Verulam, Durban. View pics of the blaze here.

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Butterworth fire leaves 4 dead

2015-04-06 14:51

Four people, including a 6-year-old girl, have burnt to death in a fire in Butterworth, Eastern Cape police say.

Man burns to death in Cape Town shack fire

2015-04-04 08:42

A man has been burnt beyond recognition by a fire which destroyed 15 shacks and left 50 people homeless in Wallacedene, the City of Cape Town's fire and rescue service says.

 

Granny, 103, dies after RDP house catches fire

2015-05-21 10:18

A 103-year-old grandmother from the North West has died after her RDP house caught fire, police say.

Explosion trapped firefighters in burning building

2015-05-17 13:12

Two firefighters who died from severe smoke inhalation were trapped after an explosion in a burning building in central Johannesburg, Emergency Management Services says.

Anger as Philippine factory fire death toll rises

2015-05-14 09:18

Fifty-eight people have died in a huge blaze at a footwear factory in the Philippine capital and 13 others remain missing, authorities say.

Inmates evacuated from burning KZN prison

2015-05-11 15:29

The Glencoe Prison in northern KwaZulu-Natal is on fire and hundreds of inmates have been evacuated, police say.

Some Cape Town fires started deliberately - report

2015-05-07 19:27

Two of the three fires that ravaged the Cape Peninsula in March this year were deliberately started while a third - the largest of the three - was probably started accidentally by some vagrants.

Power cuts after fire breaks out at Joburg substation

2015-04-20 14:48

A fire broke out at the Roosevelt substation in Johannesburg, causing power interruptions in some northern suburbs, City Power says.

Firefighters still battling Verulam factory blaze

2015-04-09 11:17

Firefighters are continuing to battle a blaze that ripped through a factory complex in Verulam and will likely continue fighting the fire for most of the day, says the Ethekwini Metro Fire Department.

Industrial drums explode in Brackenfell

2015-04-06 17:07

Fire and Rescue services in Cape Town have been called out to an industrial area in Brackenfell after several drums of paint thinners caught alight.

Fire breaks out behind Rhodes Memorial

2015-04-05 12:27

A fire has broken out behind the Rhodes Memorial on Devil's Peak in Cape Town, the city's fire and rescue services say.

Mop up operation under way following Durban factory fire

2015-03-26 20:55

A mop up operation in under way at the Port of Durban, following a fire at a cooking oil manufacturer.

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