Person burnt beyond recognition in Philippi fire

2015-10-06 11:19

A person has died after a fire swept through an informal settlement in Philippi, Cape Town.

2 children, 3 adults critical after Centurion blaze

2015-10-05 09:27

Two young children and three adults are in a critical condition while another adult is moderately injured after a house fire in Olievenhoutbosch in Centurion, paramedics say.

Indonesia defends haze-fighting efforts

2015-10-01 21:24

Indonesia's disaster chief has defended the country's efforts to fight forest fires that have blanketed Southeast Asia in choking haze.

Fire out of control on Cape Town's Devil's Peak - SANParks

2015-09-24 21:34

A large fire is burning on Devil's Peak mountain, part of the Table Mountain National Park in Cape Town, SANParks says.

Forest fires threaten Sumatran tiger

2015-09-21 16:58

Forest fires on Indonesia's Sumatra island spread to a national park which is home to rare species including the Sumatran tiger.

A raging inferno destroyed 20 upmarket homes on the Vaal River at the weekend. News24 visited the scene. View pics of the destruction here.

A raging inferno destroyed 20 upmarket homes on the Vaal River at the weekend. News24 visited the scene. View pics of the destruction here.

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New wildfire in Northern California turns deadly

2015-09-21 07:06

A new wildfire in Northern California has killed one person and destroyed or damaged 10 homes in Monterey County, a week after two other blazes killed five people.

California wildfire death toll rises to 5

2015-09-18 14:46

The death toll from the monster wildfires raging in northern California has risen to five with the discovery of two new victims.

California wildfire evacuees return home, find charred ruins

2015-09-16 08:50

Some residents cried as they walked through the rubble of their homes, as more people returned to their houses and surveyed the twisted metal and smoking ruins left behind by a devastating California wildfire.

Rain a welcome aid for firefighters battling mountain fire

2015-09-15 13:26

Two days of rain have helped firefighters to extinguish a blaze which broke out near Simon's Town, a spokesperson for City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services says.


Freak accident leaves 'hero' with first degree burns

2015-10-06 08:01

A Durban woman has described how her fiancé was caught in an explosion as he tried to fight a fire at a neighbour's home.

50 dwellings destroyed in Cato Manor fire

2015-10-02 20:08

About 50 dwellings are reported to have been destroyed in a fire at in Cato Manor, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics say.

Jeppestown building on fire after residents evicted

2015-09-29 16:32

Residents of a building in Jeppestown, central Johannesburg, have allegedly set a building alight after being forcefully evicted by the Red Ants, the city's Emergency Management Services said on Tuesday.

Obama declares California fire a major disaster

2015-09-23 07:14

US President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in a Northern California wildfire that has destroyed at least 1 200 homes and killed at least three people.

Krejcir's Vaal home survives inferno

2015-09-21 16:05

Radovan Krejcir's house, which is in the same complex as scores of other luxury homes which were burnt to the ground in the Vaal, was untouched by the inferno, according to another resident.

Firefighters ran out of water - Vaal resident

2015-09-21 11:30

Firefighters ran out of water while battling a fire that gutted 20 upmarket homes collectively worth about R100m on the Vaal River at the weekend, a resident has told News24.

Raging inferno destroys Riverside Beach Club

2015-09-20 21:30

A raging inferno has gutted about 25 homes at the Riverside Beach Club on the Vaal in Vanderbijlpark.

Indonesia forest fires: 7 firms, 133 people named

2015-09-17 19:04

Indonesian police have named 7 companies and 133 people suspected of causing forest fires.

Malaysia to begin cloud-seeding to clear air

2015-09-15 19:07

Malaysia is trying cloud-seeding to induce rain to clear the haze, as Indonesia fights wildfires.

Woman dies in California wildfire, 400 homes destroyed

2015-09-15 09:14

A Northern California wildfire ranked as the most destructive to hit the drought-stricken US West this year has killed a woman and burned some 400 homes to the ground.

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