Pretoria Reserve Bank offices evacuated

2015-07-28 09:21

The Reserve Bank offices in Pretoria have been evacuated after the fire alarm on the second floor was activated, Tshwane Emergency Services say.

Woman, her pet cat rescued from burning building

2015-07-22 22:13

A woman and her cat have been rescued from a burning apartment building in Johannesburg, paramedics say.

Firefighters tackle office block blaze in Cape Town

2015-07-21 18:35

A fire has broken out on the top storey of an office block and restaurant in Gardens, Cape Town, but no injuries were reported.

IIllegal connections shock firemen working in Jika Joe

2015-07-20 08:49

A runaway fire at the Jika Joe settlement in Pietermaritzburg has left one person dead and over 100 destitute.

California brush fire forces evacuation of over 300 campers

2015-07-18 20:14

Dozens of children were among more than 300 people evacuated from campgrounds as fire-fighters battled brush fires burning in Southern California's drought-parched foothills, fire officials say.

Large fire breaks out in Swiss city of Olten

2015-07-14 21:11

A large fire breaks out in the centre of Swiss city of Olten, with witnesses describing explosions.

Veld fire spreads to Pietermaritzburg's Oribi Airport

2015-07-12 19:55

The Pietermaritzburg fire department has fought off a veld fire which had spread into the grounds of the Oribi Airport.

3 children injured in Carltonville blaze

2015-07-08 14:29

Three children are among five people who were injured when a house caught fire in Carltonville, west of Johannesburg, paramedics say.

Black church in South Carolina burns, cause unknown

2015-07-01 09:50

An African-American church in South Carolina that was burned down by the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan in 1995 has caught fire again, though authorities say it is too soon to say what caused it.

Joburg EMS concerned by city fires as cold front approaches

2015-06-27 11:38

With a cold weekend forecast for Johannesburg, the city's Emergency Management Services says they are concerned about the possibility of fires as people switched on heaters to keep warm.


Spanish wildfire forces evacuation of 800

2015-07-27 18:32

A wildfire raging in Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia has destroyed over 1 200ha of land and forced the evacuation of around 800 people.

Urgent interdict granted against Joburg firefighters

2015-07-22 12:23

An interim interdict sought by the City of Johannesburg to ensure that firefighters go back to work has been granted in the Labour Court.

Huge blaze threatens village in southern Croatia

2015-07-21 10:11

Several dozen residents were evacuated from a village in southern Croatia as firefighters struggled to keep a raging forest fire away from houses.

Johannesburg firefighters on a 'go slow'

2015-07-20 08:26

Johannesburg firefighters are on a "go slow", with their demand for overtime being referred to arbitration, according to the city's emergency services.

Fed up locals torch 'problem' Hout Bay building

2015-07-15 12:54

A case of arson is being investigated after a deserted council building in Hout Bay was set alight.

Help at hand for gogo

2015-07-14 06:42

A student has taken up the challenge to help the ­101-year-old woman whose house was destroyed in a fire last week.

Spain sends aircraft to combat forest fires

2015-07-09 18:07

Spain has sent 16 planes and helicopters to combat forest fires aggravated by soaring temperatures.

Gogo, 101, loses home

2015-07-07 09:48

A woman said to be 101-years-old watched in disbelief as her home in Pietermaritzburg was gutted by fire a day after celebrating her birthday.

60 shacks gutted in Joburg blaze

2015-06-27 12:50

Around 60 shacks have been burnt to the ground in the Mangolongolo informal settlement in Denver, Johannesburg.

HEADLINES: Jeppestown fire, SA hostage and Marikana Report

In today's news headlines: baby injured in Jeppestown fire, the Gift of the Givers Foundation will assist in negotiations for Stephen McGown's release & Riah Phiyega takes blame for Marikana.

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