Power cuts after fire breaks out at Joburg substation

2015-04-20 14:48

A fire broke out at the Roosevelt substation in Johannesburg, causing power interruptions in some northern suburbs, City Power says.

Firefighters still battling Verulam factory blaze

2015-04-09 11:17

Firefighters are continuing to battle a blaze that ripped through a factory complex in Verulam and will likely continue fighting the fire for most of the day, says the Ethekwini Metro Fire Department.

Industrial drums explode in Brackenfell

2015-04-06 17:07

Fire and Rescue services in Cape Town have been called out to an industrial area in Brackenfell after several drums of paint thinners caught alight.

Fire breaks out behind Rhodes Memorial

2015-04-05 12:27

A fire has broken out behind the Rhodes Memorial on Devil's Peak in Cape Town, the city's fire and rescue services say.

Mop up operation under way following Durban factory fire

2015-03-26 20:55

A mop up operation in under way at the Port of Durban, following a fire at a cooking oil manufacturer.

Chile declares red alert as forest fires rage

2015-03-24 20:36

Chile has declared a red alert for three national parks and reserves where massive wildfires are threatening forests that are thousands of years old.

Jewish children killed in NY fire to be buried in Israel

2015-03-23 12:21

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish community shattered by the deaths of seven siblings in a house fire has sent the bodies of the children to Israel to be buried.

Fire in UN headquarters' basement put out

2015-03-23 08:24

A small fire in the basement of the UN General Assembly building has been extinguished after it sent smoke into corridors on the lower floors of the UN complex.

North West child centre forced to close after fires

2015-03-16 15:47

A child centre in Mahikeng, North West, has been closed following fires that destroyed three blocks.

Majority of Jonkershoek fire contained – Cape Nature

2015-03-13 11:06

The majority of the fire which has been raging in the Jonkershoek area near Stellenbosch has been contained, a Cape Nature spokesperson says.


Fire flares up on Signal Hill

2015-04-09 13:15

Firefighters are working to contain a fire that flared up on Cape Town's Signal Hill.


GALLERY: Durban factory fire

2015-04-09 11:06

A factory containing 16 tons of oil and plastic caught alight in Verulam, Durban. View pics of the blaze here.

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Butterworth fire leaves 4 dead

2015-04-06 14:51

Four people, including a 6-year-old girl, have burnt to death in a fire in Butterworth, Eastern Cape police say.

Man burns to death in Cape Town shack fire

2015-04-04 08:42

A man has been burnt beyond recognition by a fire which destroyed 15 shacks and left 50 people homeless in Wallacedene, the City of Cape Town's fire and rescue service says.

Durban cooking oil factory burns

2015-03-26 08:03

A factory that manufactures Sunflower cooking oil in Durban has gone up in flames.

Cape fire threatening properties

2015-03-23 16:06

A vegetation fire along Camps Bay Drive in Cape Town is threatening property in the area, the city's Theo Lane says.

Girl, 5, burns to death in Limpopo fire

2015-03-23 10:01

A 5-year-old girl has burnt to death while sleeping alone in a shack while her mother was out, Limpopo police say.

Hundreds sent to clinics after Jamaica dump fire

2015-03-17 14:20

Smoke continues to spiral from a sprawling trash dump in Kingston, Jamaica, five days after a major blaze erupted at the dump, closing a number of schools and businesses and sending hundreds of people to clinics.

Thousands evacuated as Chile forest fire rages

2015-03-14 22:00

Firefighters in Chile are working to contain a blaze that has forced about 7 000 people to flee their homes near the Pacific coast.

Fire forces evacuation of BMW Century City

2015-03-12 13:41

A fire sparked in an indoor parking lot of the building housing the Cape Town branch of BMW SMG has forced an evacuation.

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