ARTICLES RELATING TO FIRES

Two new fire stations being designed for Cape Town

2016-07-24 21:09

Cape Town is set to receive two new fire stations and12 new fire engines which are the first of their kind in the country.

Salt River blaze extinguished

2016-07-15 11:59

Quick action by the City of Cape Town’s fire services managed to contain a fire which broke out on a coach on a railway line near Woodstock.

Youth centre fire probe reveals that kids may have been trapped in their rooms

2016-07-14 18:00

The focal point of a police investigation into the fire which has claimed the lives of eight young people at the Lakehaven Child and Youthcare Centre in Sea Cow Lake is to determine whether or not they were unable to escape the blaze.

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Seven children and one adult perished in a fire at a youth centre in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Services confirmed. View photos here.

Seven children and one adult perished in a fire at a youth centre in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Services confirmed. View photos here.

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7 kids killed in Durban fire all have living relatives

2016-07-14 10:14

The seven children killed in a fire that has gutted a Durban place of safety all have living relatives, says the KwaZulu-Natal department of social development.

Thousands of campers evacuated in French blaze, fireman dead

2016-07-14 08:12

More than 3 000 holidaymakers were evacuated after a blaze threatened to spread across four campsites in the south of France, as a fireman died on his way to the scene, officials said.

Electrical fault could have caused fire in Gauteng clinic

2016-07-09 17:35

An electrical fault is believed to have caused a fire that damaged a clinic at the Tambo Memorial Regional Hospital, says the Gauteng department of health.

Fire destroys 30 shacks in Durban

2016-07-02 07:02

Several people were left homeless when a fire destroyed 30 shacks in Kenville, Durban, on Friday evening, paramedics said.

6 die in Cape Town fire

2016-07-01 13:41

Six people have died after a heating device caused a fire in Wallacedene, Cape Town, fire officials say.

PICS: Billabong warehouse in Jeffreys Bay burns down

2016-06-29 08:22

Reports say that a Billabong warehouse in Jeffreys Bay has burnt down.

 

R37m three-year plan to improve fire-fighting in Western Cape

2016-07-15 19:46

Firefighting vehicles worth R10m will be deployed to rural municipalities by the Western Cape Disaster Management Centre.

Zuma sends condolences after youth care centre deaths

2016-07-14 19:56

President Jacob Zuma has expressed his “heartfelt condolences” to the families of seven children and an adult killed in a fire at a place of safety near Durban.

WATCH: Paramedics rescue pets after house catches fire in Honeydew

2016-07-14 15:48

Paramedics have helped a family rescue their pets after their house caught fire in Honeydew.

10 kids who survived fatal fire in KZN receive trauma counselling

2016-07-14 11:56

Ten children who survived a fire that gutted a Durban place of safety, killing eight people, are receiving trauma counselling.

Durban orphanage cordoned off after blaze claims 8 lives

2016-07-14 08:40

Police and security personnel held a tight cordon outside the Lakehaven Child and Youthcare centre in Sea Cow Lake after a fire claimed the lives of eight people, most of them children.

Children among 8 killed in fire at Durban orphanage

2016-07-14 06:51

Eight people have died in a fire at an orphanage in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Services confirmed.

4 dead, 100 shacks destroyed in Tshwane fire

2016-07-03 10:00

Four people have died and at least 100 shacks have been destroyed in a blaze in Plastic View informal settlement in Pretoria, Tshwane Emergency Services say.

‘He is frightened and only a child’- mom of teen who survived blaze

2016-07-01 19:07

“It is very lonely in the hospital. He has nightmares and phones me in the middle of the night to talk about it,” says the mother of a 16-year-old Cape Town boy who sustained burns to 99% of his body in a fire.

Russian firefighting plane missing with 10 on board

2016-07-01 12:53

A Russian firefighting plane with 10 people on board went missing as it was battling forest blazes in Siberia, authorities said.

Part of Addington Hospital evacuated after fire

2016-06-28 11:15

A floor of Durban’s Addington Hospital has been evacuated after a fire broke out.

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