ARTICLES RELATING TO FIRES

Dozens left homeless as yet another fire devastates Masiphumelele

2016-12-10 14:08

Yet another fire has devastated parts of the Masiphumelele informal settlement outside Cape Town, this time leaving at least 110 people homeless ahead of Christmas.

Raging PE fire brought under control

2016-12-07 08:16

A raging fire that destroyed one home and threatened to cross over into a large Port Elizabeth residential area has been brought under control, officials say.

Lethal building fire in US claims 3 dozen

2016-12-06 20:24

Some people were able to text loved ones goodbye and "I love you" before they died in an Oakland warehouse fire that claimed three dozen lives.

Pakistani police say hotel fire kills 11 in Karachi

2016-12-05 15:53

A Pakistani police officer says a fire that swept through a four-star hotel in the southern port city of Karachi has killed at least 11 people.

Carriages gutted as train goes up in flames in Cape Town

2016-12-02 12:32

A train has been partially destroyed in a fire at Thornton station, Metrorail has confirmed.

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Firefighters have been battling a fire in Vermont, Hermanus overnight. View pictures from the blaze here.

Firefighters have been battling a fire in Vermont, Hermanus overnight. View pictures from the blaze here.

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Scores left homeless after Durban shack blaze

2016-11-30 13:25

Scores of people have been left homeless after a fire razed about 20 shacks in the Sea Cow Lake informal settlement in Durban.

Fire guts Storms River mouth restaurant and shop

2016-11-26 11:01

A fire believed to have started in the kitchen at the Tsitsikamma Cattle Baron restaurant at Storms River Mouth left the building and the adjoining shop completely gutted by Saturday morning.

Arson suspected in Cape Winelands blaze

2016-11-22 11:15

Arson is suspected to be the cause of a four-day blaze which ripped through the Cape Winelands, fire and rescue services said.

120 firefighters battling Cape winelands blaze

2016-11-21 10:48

A fire which started in the Cape winelands over the weekend continues to burn, with over 120 firefighters deployed to bring it under control.

 

Woman and dog die in KZN house fire

2016-12-09 11:25

A woman and her dog died in a house fire in Mandeni, KwaZulu-Natal, paramedics say.

Fire ravages Port Elizabeth suburb

2016-12-06 20:49

At least one house has been razed to the ground as a runaway bush fire, driven by high winds, is burning out of control on the outskirts of a residential area in Port Elizabeth.

Young arsonists start dozens of fires over 5 days in Knysna

2016-12-05 21:12

Children are suspected to have started about 50 fires in Knysna over five days, stretching firefighting resources.

Firefighters struggle to access bodies after dance party fire kills 9

2016-12-04 09:57

Firefighters are struggling to access bodies inside the Oakland warehouse where a fire left at least 9 dead.

Scores feared dead in explosives factory fire in India

2016-12-01 13:46

Police say a fire has engulfed a factory manufacturing explosives in southern India and 15 workers are feared dead and another three injured.

12 dead, mainly schoolgirls, in dorm fire in Turkey

2016-11-30 13:38

Twelve people, most of them schoolgirls, were killed when fire ravaged a dormitory for pupils in the southern Turkish region of Adana, local officials said.

Table Mountain burns for second time in two weeks

2016-11-30 10:33

A blaze which broke out on the lower slopes of Table Mountain in the early hours of Wednesday morning has been contained, the City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed.

Thousands evacuated as Haifa fire spreads

2016-11-24 18:35

Israel has ordered the evacuation of thousands of people and called up hundreds of military reservists to battle a spreading fire in the northern city of Haifa.

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More than 120 firefighters are battling a wildfire in the Banhoek Valley. View pictures from the scene here.

More than 120 firefighters are battling a wildfire in the Banhoek Valley. View pictures from the scene here.

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Firefighters expect a long night in Jonkershoek

2016-11-20 19:11

Fire-fighters are expected to work through the night battling a blaze in the Cape Winelands, emergency service personnel say.

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