ARTICLES RELATING TO FIRES

Relatives urged to contact KZN hospital after fire damages patients’ files

2017-05-23 17:28

The families of patients who were in the Port Shepstone Regional Hospital when it caught fire must contact the hospital to confirm where their relatives have been transferred to, the KwaZulu-Natal health department says.

Pietermaritzburg casino evacuated due to fire

2017-05-16 20:03

The Golden Horse Casino in Pietermaritzburg has been evacuated after a fire broke out, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics say.

Suspected arsonists arrested in mining village spat

2017-05-03 10:07

Three suspects have been arrested following conflict in a mining village which led to the burning of a traditional leader's house and several other properties, according to police.

Man killed in Cape Town fire

2017-04-22 11:10

A man was killed and 50 others were displaced following an early morning fire that destroyed wood- and iron structures in Mnandi Road in Du Noon, the City of Cape Town says.

Faulty light fixture caused fire at Bellagio mall

2017-04-19 12:12

Fire officials in Las Vegas say a faulty light fixture on an exterior wall of the Bellagio shopping complex has been ruled as the cause of the fire.

WATCH: Braamfontein building catches fire

2017-04-18 14:36

A fire has broken out inside one of the buildings inside the Braam Park office park in central Johannesburg.

Baby killed in shack fire in Strand

2017-04-17 22:34

An infant has been killed in a fire in an informal settlement in Strand, a city fire and rescue spokesperson has said.

Easter weekend fires in Cape Town leaves 2 dead and hundreds displaced

2017-04-16 18:32

Two people have died and several homes were destroyed in fires, the City of Cape Town says.

600 migrants missing after French fire: MSF

2017-04-11 15:23

Doctors Without Borders says 600 migrants are missing after they were evacuated from northern French camp that was ravaged by a blaze.

Imizamo Yethu fire victims wait to be reunited with pets

2017-04-08 11:07

Dozens of people are waiting to be reunited with the pets they were separated from during the deadly fire that devastated the Imizamo Yethu informal settlement in Cape Town in March.

 

DA calls for full investigation into KZN hospital fire

2017-05-22 19:39

The DA has called on the KwaZulu-Natal Health department to conduct a full investigation into the fire that broke out at Port Shepstone Regional Hospital.

Beloved Wellington couple found dead in burning home

2017-05-10 15:51

Police are investigating the cause of death of a couple whose bodies were found in a burning farm house on the Oakdene farm, near Wellington.

Questions over fire department's slow response to fire on their doorstep

2017-05-01 22:50

A fire department in KwaNongoma Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, has taken 30 minutes to arrive at a burning house within footsteps from the municipality’s main fire station, a neighbour says.

Broken fire hydrant hampered fight against Braampark blaze

2017-04-19 14:58

Attempts to extinguish a blaze in a Braamfontein building were hampered by a dysfunctional fire hydrant, officials say.

'The roof is on fire' - Braampark worker

2017-04-18 16:15

A worker at the Braamfontein Office Park in central Johannesburg says she was on her lunch break when she noticed smoke coming from the roof.

Warnings of possible evacuations in US fire

2017-04-18 07:00

South Georgia residents on the western edge of the Okefenokee Swamp have been warned by authorities of potential evacuations from an approaching wildfire.

Cape Town factory fire extinguished

2017-04-17 12:31

An early morning fire at a factory in Marconi Beam has been extinguished, the City of Cape Town's Fire and Rescue Service says.

1 dead, over 200 displaced in Cape Town shack fires

2017-04-15 13:34

One man has died and 208 others have been displaced from their homes after fires across the city destroyed more than 40 wooden structures and dwellings, the City of Cape Town has said.

Boy, 2, dies in Durban house fire

2017-04-10 11:46

A child has died in a house fire in Durban, paramedics say.

KZN teen dies in house fire

2017-04-07 12:04

A 15-year-old boy has been killed in a fire at his home in Illovo, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics say.

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