2 minors killed in Cape Town shack fire

2016-10-24 15:56

Two minors have been killed in a shack fire in Fisantekraal, Cape Town’s fire and rescue service has said.

India hospital fire toll rises to 20, staff suspended

2016-10-18 14:26

Three staff at an Indian hospital have been suspended after a deadly blaze in the intensive care unit, authorities said, as the toll from the disaster rose to 20.

PICS: NMMU clubhouse torched overnight

2016-10-17 08:25

A clubhouse at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University has been torched, as the university plans to reopen to lecturers ahead of classes resuming on Tuesday.

Table Mountain blaze put out

2016-10-15 11:43

Thirty firefighters have worked tirelessly to extinguish a fire on Table Mountain after the blaze started near the Maclear Beacon.

Granny, 70, grandchildren die in fire

2016-10-11 21:39

A grandmother, 70, and her two grandchildren - an 11-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl - have died in a fire.

Overnight fires leave 135 people displaced

2016-10-02 13:10

Three early morning fires in Cape Town destroyed 48 homes and left 135 people displaced.

Fire tears through res at UKZN PMB campus

2016-09-26 09:28

A fire tore through a residence at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Pietermaritzburg campus on Monday morning.

Fire leaves millions without power in Puerto Rico

2016-09-22 12:03

A fire at a power station in Puerto Rico has left much of the island in darkness and some 1.5 million people without electricity.

4 injured in Durban house fire

2016-09-17 14:25

Four people have been injured when the house they were in caught fire in Montclair, Durban, paramedics say.

Pretoria petrol tanker explodes, spewing fireball into the air

2016-09-04 11:42

A tanker, fully-loaded with 55 000 litres of petrol has exploded, spewing a huge fireball into the air at the Watlou depot in Silverton, Tshwane emergency services say.


Please take the pain away, burnt teen screamed

2016-10-21 16:02

A bad burnt teenager has screamed for the pain to stop as he arrived in hospital after his shirt caught fire.

BASF plant blast - several missing, injured

2016-10-17 17:02

Several people are missing and others injured after an explosion at a chemical plant at BASF's headquarters in western Germany.

Award-winning singer prayed through Braamfontein Orbit mayhem

2016-10-17 07:55

While the front doors of The Orbit jazz club in Braamfontein were being smashed on Friday night, award-winning singer Sibongile Khumalo did not feel afraid.

At least 3 fires set at varsities across the country

2016-10-12 09:01

At least three universities across the country have been targets of arson overnight.

Over a dozen injured in central Joburg fire

2016-10-09 11:47

Two people have been taken to hospital and over a dozen others treated on the scene after a fire broke out in central Johannesburg, ER24 paramedics say.

DA councillor who died in fire had no enemies - ANC

2016-09-26 18:11

DA councillor Lulamile Xesi, who has died after his house in George caught fire, looked after his community, a local ANC leader says.

Substation, storerooms burn at University of Zululand

2016-09-22 12:15

Multiple fires, including one at a substation at the University of Zululand, are suspected to have been started intentionally, says the university.

Mayor condemns latest arson attack on Limpopo school

2016-09-21 13:02

The mayor of the newly-formed Collins Chabane Local Municipality has condemned a recent arson attack on a school that was also targeted last year in a wave of attacks on schools in area following a demarcation dispute.

Dozens dead in Bangladesh factory fire

2016-09-12 12:30

The death toll from a boiler explosion and subsequent fire in a packaging factory in Bangladesh over the weekend has risen to 31 after more bodies were found in the debris.

US teen found guilty of killing mom, sister in fire

2016-09-01 08:21

A 17-year-old US boy has been found guilty of killing his mother and sister in a fire at his home three years ago.

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