Working on Fire says it is ready for Free State winter blazes

2016-05-27 17:29

More than 600 firefighters in the Free State are ready to fight veld fires during the winter season, Working on Fire says.

Baby dies in Cape shack fire

2016-05-26 11:41

An infant has died and one man has suffered burns in a shack fire in Maitland, Cape Town.

Shack fire wipes out family of four

2016-05-22 14:32

A family of four has been killed in a shack fire in Bloekombos, City of Cape Town fire services say.

Ten days needed to put out Spanish tyre fire

2016-05-16 21:57

It could take another 10 days to put out a huge fire at a tyre dump near Madrid.

University of Johannesburg building gutted

2016-05-16 09:33

A building at the University of Johannesburg’s Kingsway campus has been completely gutted in the early hours of morning.

Alert guard thwarts Rhodes University arson bid

2016-05-12 18:14

The University of Rhodes says a security guard has thwarted an arson attempt at the campus.

PICS: Fire breaks out at Durban beachfront hotel

2016-05-11 08:14

A column of black smoke rising from Durban’s Blue Waters Hotel has all but brought the North Beach precinct to a halt.

Tensions simmer at Canada fire evacuee centers

2016-05-10 11:07

Frustration mounted among the Fort McMurray evacuees, crammed into shelters after a traumatic flight from the Canadian oil city, as some turned to criticising the official handling of the wildfires ravaging the region.

Bloem building burns

2016-05-08 21:32

Firefighters spent most of Sunday putting out a raging fire at a warehouse in Bloemfontein, police say.

Fears that Canada fire could double in size

2016-05-07 20:00

A ferocious wildfire wreaking havoc in Canada could double in size, authorities warn, as a risky convoy operation to bring thousands to safety in Fort McMurray entered a second day.


SA deploys 301 firefighters to Canada

2016-05-27 05:41

Working on Fire says 301 South African firefighters are heading to Canada to assist in fire suppression efforts in Alberta, where wildland fires have been raging for weeks.

At least 17 girls dead in fire at school dormitory

2016-05-23 07:12

At least 17 young girls died after a fire swept through the dormitory of a school for children of hill tribes in northern Thailand, officials say, adding several others were either missing or injured.

Canada wildfire destroys lodge for oil workers

2016-05-17 23:13

Wildfires sweeping through Canada's Alberta province has destroyed a remote lodge used to house hundreds of oil workers and are threatening other nearby camps.

This is awful - UJ student on auditorium fire

2016-05-16 12:11

Arson is suspected of the being the cause of a blaze that saw the University of Johannesburg's Sanlam Auditorium going up in flames in the early hours of the morning.

Canadian PM visits fire-ravaged Fort McMurray

2016-05-14 18:04

Canada's Prime Minister has visited wildfire-ravaged Fort McMurray and after taking a helicopter tour to assess the damage said he doesn't think most Canadians comprehend yet the scope of what happened.

Guests hear 'small explosion' during fire at Durban hotel

2016-05-11 12:05

Guests at the Blue Waters Hotel, where a fire broke out, say they were fearful after hearing a small explosion.

Cape Town businessman baffled by arson attack

2016-05-10 18:30

An Observatory businessman is baffled as to the motive behind an arson attack on his tyre store after three men entered the premises, threw petrol over two cars and set them alight.

Cool, rain gives hope in Canada

2016-05-09 17:00

Cooler temperatures and light rain have officials optimistic they've reached a turning point on getting a handle on a massive wildfire that has devastated parts of Canada.

Canada fire 'out of control', doubles in size

2016-05-08 10:08

A ferocious wildfire wreaking havoc in Canada has doubled in size as officials warned that the situation in the parched Alberta oil sands region was "unpredictable and dangerous".

More than 80 000 people have evacuated from Fort McMurray in the heart of Canada's oil sands as a massive wildfire continues to rage in Alberta.

More than 80 000 people have evacuated from Fort McMurray in the heart of Canada's oil sands as a massive wildfire continues to rage in Alberta.

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