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.

Chile declares red alert as forest fires rage

2015-03-24 20:36

Chile has declared a red alert for three national parks and reserves where massive wildfires are threatening forests that are thousands of years old.

Jewish children killed in NY fire to be buried in Israel

2015-03-23 12:21

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish community shattered by the deaths of seven siblings in a house fire has sent the bodies of the children to Israel to be buried.

Fire in UN headquarters' basement put out

2015-03-23 08:24

A small fire in the basement of the UN General Assembly building has been extinguished after it sent smoke into corridors on the lower floors of the UN complex.

North West child centre forced to close after fires

2015-03-16 15:47

A child centre in Mahikeng, North West, has been closed following fires that destroyed three blocks.

Majority of Jonkershoek fire contained – Cape Nature

2015-03-13 11:06

The majority of the fire which has been raging in the Jonkershoek area near Stellenbosch has been contained, a Cape Nature spokesperson says.

80% of Jonkershoek fire contained

2015-03-12 08:55

About 80% of the fire currently raging in the Jonkershoek area near Stellenbosch has been contained, a Cape Nature spokesperson says.

Firefighters injured escaping overwhelming blaze

2015-03-11 08:31

Four firefighters have sustained minor to moderate injuries while attending to the fire at the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve late on Tuesday night.

150 firefighters deployed to Jonkershoek

2015-03-10 10:39

The Cape Winelands Fire Department says 150 firefighters have been deployed to the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve to battle the blaze currently threatening the area.

A Cape Town firefighter's long journey to work

2015-03-10 06:22

As the fires in Cape Town have been extinguished, GroundUp spoke to one firefighter during the time that left most of the South Peninsula in ashes.


Durban cooking oil factory burns

2015-03-26 08:03

A factory that manufactures Sunflower cooking oil in Durban has gone up in flames.

Cape fire threatening properties

2015-03-23 16:06

A vegetation fire along Camps Bay Drive in Cape Town is threatening property in the area, the city's Theo Lane says.

Girl, 5, burns to death in Limpopo fire

2015-03-23 10:01

A 5-year-old girl has burnt to death while sleeping alone in a shack while her mother was out, Limpopo police say.

Hundreds sent to clinics after Jamaica dump fire

2015-03-17 14:20

Smoke continues to spiral from a sprawling trash dump in Kingston, Jamaica, five days after a major blaze erupted at the dump, closing a number of schools and businesses and sending hundreds of people to clinics.

Thousands evacuated as Chile forest fire rages

2015-03-14 22:00

Firefighters in Chile are working to contain a blaze that has forced about 7 000 people to flee their homes near the Pacific coast.

Fire forces evacuation of BMW Century City

2015-03-12 13:41

A fire sparked in an indoor parking lot of the building housing the Cape Town branch of BMW SMG has forced an evacuation.

Stellenbosch sports science institute evacuated

2015-03-11 11:34

The Stellenbosch University Sport Performance Institute has been evacuated as fires from the Jonkershoek blaze are threatening the campus.

Benoni man dies in house fire

2015-03-11 08:30

A man has died in a house fire in Benoni, east of Johannesburg, paramedics say.


In today's news headlines: firefighters battle a new blaze, Marli van Breda has been discharged from hospital and Apple has revealed their Apple Watch.

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Fire rips through Jonkershoek valley

2015-03-09 23:09

A wildfire in the Jonkershoek valley is burning out of control just days after the massive fire on the Cape Peninsula.

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