ARTICLES RELATING TO FIRES

Climate change could change US forests

2014-09-10 20:53

Wildfires, insects and drought are crippling forests in the western United States' iconic Rocky Mountains, scientists have warned, urging more efforts to stop global warming.

Johannesburg shacks blaze extinguished

2014-08-24 12:00

A fire which destroyed 80 shacks in the George Goch informal settlement in Johannesburg has been extinguished, the city's emergency services says.

Man dies in house fire after saving mom, boy

2014-08-18 20:05

A 60-year-old man has been burnt beyond recognition in a house fire in Birchleigh, Kempton Park, on the East Rand.

Man burns to death in sugar cane fire

2014-08-14 09:06

A man has died after sustaining 90% burns when he was trapped in the flames while burning sugar cane in Tongaat, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics say.

11 hospitalised after Joburg fire

2014-08-01 20:40

Eleven people have been taken to hospital on after being rescued from a burning seven-storey building in central Johannesburg.

Man dies in shack fire

2014-07-19 10:59

A man has been killed after a fire swept through his shack in Orange Farm, south of Johannesburg.

Fire destroys 2 houses in Betty's Bay

2014-07-17 11:07

A fire which was fanned by strong winds and which destroyed two homes in Betty's Bay has been extinguished, officials say.

3 children burn to death in blaze

2014-06-29 09:21

Three children, aged 11, 8, and 7, have burnt to death in a fire in Kroonstad, paramedics say.

Man rescued from Braamfontein building fire

2014-06-20 09:31

A man has been rescued after a fire destroyed one floor in an office building in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Fire breaks out in Joburg office building

2014-06-20 06:58

Firefighters have battled a fire that broke out in an office building in Braamfontein, Johannesburg emergency services say.

ANC calls for govt help in KZN wildfires

2014-06-18 21:54

The ANC has urged government and the private sector to help areas in KwaZulu-Natal affected by wildfires.

Fatal veldfire havoc in KZN

2014-06-16 21:13

About seven people have died in runaway veld fires fanned by gale force winds in KwaZulu-Natal.

Chatsworth fire victims named

2014-06-07 20:30

The names of the seven people who were killed when a fire swept through a house in Chatsworth have been released by the KwaZulu-Natal police.

5 killed in Chatsworth fire

2014-06-06 12:22

Five people died in a fire that swept through a house in Chatsworth, KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Services have said.

Five dead in Joburg fire

2014-06-04 06:59

Five people, including three children, died in a shack fire in Vlakfontein, Johannesburg emergency services have said.

Heater causes fire in Eldorado Park

2014-06-03 06:51

An unattended heater has caused a fire to break out in a building in Eldorado Park, Johannesburg emergency services says.

Boys who died in fire locked in house

2014-05-31 17:00

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has sent condolences to the family of two boys who died after a fire broke out in a homestead in Delft, Cape Town.

Funny River evacuated as Alaska wildfire grows

2014-05-26 22:00

The Funny River Fire in Alaska has expanded significantly and is threatening homes.

Another fire sweeps through Joburg shops

2014-05-21 12:30

A fire has swept through four shops in the Johannesburg city centre, just two days after five shops in the city were damaged in a blaze, according to Johannesburg emergency services.

Cape Town fire leaves 60 homeless

2014-05-18 14:33

A shack fire has left 60 people homeless in Masiphumelele, near Fish Hoek, says Cape Town's disaster risk management centre.

Fire at SABC’s Cape Town office

2014-05-16 12:19

A fire has been extinguished at the SABC building in Sea Point, the City of Cape Town's fire services has said.

Top Cape Town mall evacuated after fire

2014-05-13 11:00

Cavendish Square shopping centre in Cape Town has been evacuated after a fire broke out in a store in the centre, according to fire officials.

3 courageous high school pupils save gran and pets from burning house

2014-04-15 14:28

Three courageous high school pupils have been hailed as heroes for braving an inferno to rescue a stricken 83-year-old woman and her two dogs just seconds before the roof of her home collapsed.

Family of 5 burnt alive in Eastern Cape

2014-04-08 13:31

A family of five has been burnt alive in an open bakkie at the weekend while visiting a homestead in Mambalweni, Ntabankulu, Eastern Cape police say.

JHB factory burns overnight

2014-03-29 14:08

A plastic factory in Slovopark, south of Johannesburg, has been on fire since Saturday morning.

 

Three die in Joburg fires

2014-09-07 14:23

Three people have been killed in two shack fires in Johannesburg emergency services say.

80 shacks on fire in Johannesburg

2014-08-24 09:45

About 80 shacks were on fire in the George Goch informal settlement in Johannesburg, the city's emergency services says.

Woman critical after escaping house fire

2014-08-16 11:34

A woman is in a critical condition after a gas cylinder exploded inside her home in Bryanston, causing a fire, paramedics say.

Man dies in Northern Cape fire

2014-08-04 11:17

A man has died in a house fire near Galeshewe in the Northern Cape. The man’s body was found among the house’s remains, say paramedics.

Man dies in Cape Town fire

2014-07-19 16:08

A man has been killed in a shack fire in Phillipi, while three others have been displaced following a separate fire, the City of Cape Town says.

Fire at Nestle factory

2014-07-11 22:25

A fire has broken out at Nestle's Cremora manufacturing factory in Potchefstroom in the North West.

Two critically injured in Joburg fire

2014-06-25 07:17

Two men have been critically injured after a shop caught alight in Denver on the East Rand. Two others were thought to be trapped inside the building.

Huge fire destroys floor in Joburg building

2014-06-20 08:10

A huge fire has destroyed one floor in an office building in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. The building’s street has also been closed off and motorists will have to use alternative routes.

Emergency relief for Eastern Cape farmers

2014-06-19 05:00

The Eastern Cape rural development department will provide emergency relief support to farmers affected by veld fires.

Man jumps three storeys from blaze

2014-06-17 09:51

A 22-year-old man is lucky to be alive after leaping from the third floor of a burning flat complex in central Durban, according to a report.

Mom of burnt kids arrested

2014-06-09 12:14

The mother of two children has been arrested in Jabulani, Soweto, and charged with culpable homicide for alleged negligence which led to their death at the weekend.

Chatsworth fire death toll rises

2014-06-06 18:11

The death toll in a fire that swept through a house in Chatsworth has risen to seven, KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Services say.

Shacks burn to the ground in Durban

2014-06-05 10:00

Hundreds of shacks burnt to the ground in a fire in Clare Estate, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Services have said.

How your heater can kill you

2014-06-03 12:39

A heater has caused a fire in a house in Eldorado Park. How safe is the heater you are using?

2 killed in Johannesburg fires

2014-06-01 13:00

Two people have been killed in two separate fires in Johannesburg, says the city's emergency management services.

2 boys die in Cape Town fire

2014-05-31 12:43

Two boys, aged 5 and 6, have died after a fire broke out at a house in Cape Town, officials say.

2 injured in Joburg fire

2014-05-24 22:34

Two people have been injured after a fire broke out in a building in the Johannesburg city centre, emergency services says.

Fire sweeps through Joburg CBD shops

2014-05-19 07:24

A fire has swept through five shops in the Johannesburg city centre, the city's emergency services says. The damage of the fire was extensive.

Person 'burnt beyond recognition' in KZN

2014-05-17 21:30

One person has died and another has been injured in a fire in Queesburgh, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics say.

Petrol fire sets Diesel alight in Cape Town mall

2014-05-13 14:52

A man allegedly set a Diesel clothing store alight at Cavendish shopping mall in Cape Town, according to Western Cape police.

Woman locked in house, set alight

2014-05-12 14:21

A woman has been hospitalised with burns on 90% of her body after being locked in a house and set alight, according to KwaZulu-Natal police and paramedics.

Pupils save gran, pets from burning house

2014-04-15 08:32

Three courageous high school pupils have been hailed as heroes for braving an inferno to rescue a stricken 83-year-old woman and her two dogs just seconds before the roof of her home collapsed.

Teen burnt after drilling into wiring

2014-04-02 14:31

A teenager has suffered serious burn wounds after accidentally drilling into electrical wiring in a restaurant in Bloemfontein, paramedics say.

Sandton petrol station shop catches fire

2014-03-15 07:57

A shop at a petrol station in Sandton, Johannesburg, has caught fire, the city's emergency management services says.

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