ARTICLES RELATING TO FIRES

Woman claims to have stopped arsonist’s Hout Bay fire attempt

2016-02-07 16:01

A Cape Town woman claims to have stopped an arsonist's attempt to set a fire in Hout Bay after she noticed a burning bucket of paraffin on the side of the road.

Fire rages near Cape Town Film Studios

2016-02-06 13:17

Helicopters have been dispatched to curb a fire raging in the reeds between the N2 and Baden Powell Drive from spreading to the Cape Town Film Studios, the City of Cape Town Fire Services has confirmed.

Worcester blaze inaccessible - fire services

2016-02-04 16:53

Firefighters are on standby as the blaze raging in the mountainous area between Wolseley and Worcester is currently inaccessible, the Cape Winelands Fire Services says.

I don't know where we're going to live - Hout Bay fire victim

2016-02-02 10:53

A 26-year-old mother living in the Imizamo Yethu informal settlement in Hout Bay has spent the night sleeping in a car with her baby after a fire burnt down their home.

Man seeking warmth arrested for setting fire in building

2016-01-28 11:52

A 25-year-old man, apparently homeless, was arrested for setting a fire for warmth that ended up blanketing part of the city in smoke and forcing the closure of historic Canal Street.

Hero pilot battled St Francis Bay fire non-stop

2016-01-26 09:57

A Working on Fire helicopter pilot worked like a machine for two days to stop the fires that had threatened parts of the holiday towns of St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis.

St Francis Bay fire sparked by flare

2016-01-25 10:00

A flare is believed to have been used to start the fire in St Francis Bay in the Eastern Cape, the NSRI says.

Corpse found in burnt-out train carriage not yet identified

2016-01-24 11:37

Police have not yet identified the body found in a burnt-out train carriage in Fish Hoek, but firefighters have extinguished the blaze that spread to the mountain and threatened homes.

Fish Hoek residents grateful to firefighters for saving their homes

2016-01-22 15:23

Families forced to flee their Fish Hoek homes because of a raging vegetation fire have expressed relief that they still have homes that they can return to, but are worried they may have to evacuate their properties again.

5-year-old's thank you card overwhelms Simonsberg firefighter

2016-01-22 10:38

Firefighter Charlton Matthyse says a thank you card from a 5-year-old girl helped him make it through a 48-hour shift - during which his team managed to bring the Simonsberg fire under control.

 

CT fire contained before reaching film studios

2016-02-06 20:22

The raging fire in the reeds between the N2 and Baden Powell Drive was contained before it could spread to the Cape Town Film Studios, the City of Cape Town Fire Services says.

Western Cape fires flare up... again

2016-02-04 21:43

Firefighters had a busy day after fires broke out in Fish Hoek and in the mountainous area between Wolseley and Worcester.

City doesn't care about us - Hout Bay fire victims

2016-02-02 15:00

Residents of the Imizamo Yethu informal settlement in Hout Bay say they are sick and tired of being ignored by the City of Cape Town, after another shack fire burnt through 26 homes in the area.

Hout Bay hit by another fire

2016-02-01 22:30

More than 200 people are believed to have been displaced by fires in Hout Bay on Monday.

Fires flare up again in St Francis Bay

2016-01-27 18:08

Fires have flared up again in the St Francis Bay area, the Kouga Municipality says.

Overberg fires contained

2016-01-25 11:21

Fires that have been raging through the Overberg in the Western Cape have been contained, the local fire chief says.

Simonsberg blaze contained

2016-01-24 19:00

While firefighters remain on scene, the Simonsberg fire has been contained, the Cape Winelands Fire Services said on Sunday.

Fire breaks out on slopes of Table Mountain

2016-01-23 09:32

Just hours after firefighters brought the devastating Simonsberg fire under control, a fire has started in Newlands Forest.

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There has been an abundance of wild fires in the Cape this summer, and firefighting teams have been pushed into overdrive. View the top 10 most powerful images from the Cape fires here.

There has been an abundance of wild fires in the Cape this summer, and firefighting teams have been pushed into overdrive. View the top 10 most powerful images from the Cape fires here.

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Benoni substation fire causes power outages in Ekurhuleni

2016-01-22 08:15

A fire at the Rynfield substation in Benoni has caused power cuts in a number of areas on the East Rand, the Ekurhuleni municipality says.

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