ARTICLES RELATING TO FIRES

Cyclist loses R100k bicycle in school hostel fire

2015-09-01 15:46

A North West professional cyclist has lost a R100 000 bicycle in a fire that broke out at Hoër Volkskool Potchefstroom.

Wildfire destroys 2 000ha in northwest Spain

2015-08-31 15:19

Fire-fighters, soldiers and residents are battling to extinguish a wildfire that has destroyed at least 2 000ha of woodland and fields in north-western Spain.

Girl, 12, dies as KZN shack fire rages

2015-08-28 19:36

A 12-year-old girl has died in Bester, near Inanda, in a shack fire, KwaZulu-Natal emergency medical services say.

Three burn to death at North West school for the deaf

2015-08-24 11:41

Three teenage girls have burnt to death and 23 others have been injured after they jumped from a building at the North West School for the Deaf in Leeudoringstad which caught fire.

Australia, New Zealand firefighters head to US

2015-08-23 09:25

Dozens of firefighters from Australia and New Zealand have departed for the United States to help crews battle deadly blazes that have scorched the country's drought-ravaged west.

Firefighters killed in 'hellstorm'

2015-08-20 22:31

Three firefighters in \Washington State have been killed after a 'hellstorm' probably overtook their vehicle.

Durban shack fire victims given temporary shelter

2015-08-19 10:33

The eThekwini Municipality says temporary accommodation has been provided to more than 500 families whose shacks burnt down last year, after residents took to the streets demanding proper homes.

Joburg mayor visits Orange Farm shack fire family

2015-08-12 22:54

Johannesburg mayor, Parks Tau, has visited the family of five children killed in a shack fire in Orange Farm.

Durban fire leaves 2 dead

2015-08-12 08:28

Two people have been killed in a blaze which swept through an informal settlement near Sea Cow Lake Road in Redhill, Durban.

Upbeat SA firefighters fuel Canadian work ethic

2015-08-11 14:47

A crew of 48 South African firefighters battling wildfires in Canada continues to fly the flag high.

 

Fires close schools in Indonesia

2015-08-31 19:59

More schools have been closed and thousands of residents are suffering respiratory problems on Indonesia's Sumatra island, as haze from forest and bush fires worsens.

North West woman critical after fire

2015-08-31 13:02

A woman in her fifties has sustained severe burns in a fire in Potchefstroom, paramedics say.

Mother, I'm already dead - deaf teen's SMS

2015-08-28 14:21

"Mother, I'm already dead," one of three schoolgirls who died in a fire at a North West school for the deaf told her mother, moments before being engulfed by flames.

How labour department put lives at risk

2015-08-23 11:29

For nearly seven years, the labour department has withheld information that could have imperiled many lives, says lawyer Richard Spoor on the release of the Paarl fire report.

South Africa's singing firefighters return from Canada mission

2015-08-21 18:53

South African firefighters returning from fighting forest fires in Canada say they have made new friends, shared and learned new skills, and "owned the fire-line".

US military deploys troops to help in California wildfires

2015-08-19 15:12

The US army is sending hundreds of troops to help tackle wildfires raging across parched Carlifornia, authorities say, while also warning of the growing risk posed by drone pilots flying over affected areas.

Hout Bay fire victims yet to be identified

2015-08-13 13:04

Police say they don't yet know the identities of three people who died in a shack fire in Hout Bay.

Fire claims 7 people, including baby, in PE

2015-08-12 10:05

Seven people, including a 10-month-old baby, have been killed in a fire at Wells Estate in Port Elizabeth.

Wildfires rage in Russia's Siberia

2015-08-11 17:13

More than 5 000 Russian emergency workers are battling to put out wildfires raging across forestland in Siberia.

Toddler, adults burn to death in house fire

2015-08-11 11:13

Two adults and a toddler have been burnt to death after their home caught fire in Klerksdorp, paramedics say.

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