Grandfather, grandson die in Eastern Cape shack fire

2016-08-28 09:00

A 63-year-old man and his grandson have died after a rondavel they were living caught alight in a village near Centane, Eastern Cape, police say.

More people go home as progress made against California fire

2016-08-20 15:58

More people have returned to their homes as firefighters have made significant progress against a huge wildfire burning in the Southern California's San Bernardino National Forest.

US California wildfire puts 82 000 at risk

2016-08-18 06:15

A fire raging east of Los Angeles in the US has spread rapidly, posing a threat to more than 82 000 people and prompting the governor of California to declare a state of emergency.

Southern Cape fires quelled after evening blaze

2016-08-12 12:15

Multiple fires that rapidly spread across George, Wilderness and Hoekwil have largely been extinguished.

Hospital fire kills 11 newborn babies

2016-08-10 10:43

Iraq's Health Ministry spokesperson says a fire that erupted at a Baghdad hospital overnight killed 11 newborn babies.

More evacuated from path of La Palma fire

2016-08-07 19:02

Spanish authorities have evacuated 500 more residents in the path of a five-day-old forest fire as strong winds hamper efforts to stop the blaze.

Park ranger dies in Canaries blaze

2016-08-04 21:37

A park ranger has died while fighting a blaze in the Canary Islands allegedly sparked by a German who defecated in the woods and then set fire to the toilet paper.

Fire kills 38 in Madagascar, including 16 children

2016-07-26 07:30

A fire during a house-warming party in central Madagascar killed 38 people, including 16 children, as the blaze ripped through a thatched roof, police said.

R37m three-year plan to improve fire-fighting in Western Cape

2016-07-15 19:46

Firefighting vehicles worth R10m will be deployed to rural municipalities by the Western Cape Disaster Management Centre.

Zuma sends condolences after youth care centre deaths

2016-07-14 19:56

President Jacob Zuma has expressed his “heartfelt condolences” to the families of seven children and an adult killed in a fire at a place of safety near Durban.


Mother and son, 2, burn to death in Cape Town fire

2016-08-25 06:20

A mother and her 2-year-old son have burnt to death in a shack fire in Joe Slovo Park, the City of Cape Town's fire services says.

Medical supplies factory in Cape Town hit by blaze

2016-08-20 13:18

The roof of a medical supply factory in Brackenfell, Cape Town, has caved in after a fire engulfed the building.

Fire roars into California town, destroying over 100 homes

2016-08-15 22:02

A wind-whipped wildfire has roared through a town in the California state of the US destroying over 100 homes and forcing thousands to flee, the same area that is still recovering from a devastating blaze from nearly a year ago.

Three killed as fires ravage Madeira

2016-08-10 23:27

Three people have been killed, two seriously hurt and around a thousand forced to flee overnight as fires ravaged the Portuguese holiday island of Madeira.

5 killed in Cape Town shack fires in 2 days

2016-08-08 10:31

Five people have died in Cape Town shack fires in the space of two days, and scores have been displaced, the City's fire and rescue service says.

'Toilet paper' fire spreads in Spain

2016-08-06 17:44

Spanish authorities say a four-day-old forest fire started by a German continues to spread on La Palma in the Canary Islands.

Student hospitalised after fire at UCT res

2016-07-26 12:00

A student has been hospitalised after he was found unresponsive following a fire at a UCT residence, Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services say.

Two new fire stations being designed for Cape Town

2016-07-24 21:09

Cape Town is set to receive two new fire stations and12 new fire engines which are the first of their kind in the country.

Salt River blaze extinguished

2016-07-15 11:59

Quick action by the City of Cape Town’s fire services managed to contain a fire which broke out on a coach on a railway line near Woodstock.

Youth centre fire probe reveals that kids may have been trapped in their rooms

2016-07-14 18:00

The focal point of a police investigation into the fire which has claimed the lives of eight young people at the Lakehaven Child and Youthcare Centre in Sea Cow Lake is to determine whether or not they were unable to escape the blaze.

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