ARTICLES RELATING TO FIRES

Firefighters battle Cape Town blaze

2017-02-27 09:44

Firefighters are battling a large vegetation fire in Parklands, Cape Town, which broke out overnight.

South Easter fanning Hout Bay fire

2017-02-22 16:38

A wildfire in Hout Bay is being fanned by a strong south-easterly wind, the City of Cape Town's fire brigade says.

Firefighters battling Signal Hill blaze

2017-02-21 19:11

A fire that started on Signal Hill is being fanned by a strong south-easterly wind, Cape Town's Fire and Rescue department says.

Pringle Bay wildfire destroys home

2017-02-20 22:15

A wildfire raging in Pringle Bay gutted one home, the Overstrand Fire Brigade has said.

Throwing cigarette butts out of car windows should be arson - Zille

2017-02-17 13:00

Throwing cigarette butts out of car windows should constitute attempted arson, Western Cape premier Helen Zille says.

Wildfires in New Zealand prompt hundreds of evacuations

2017-02-15 19:05

Hundreds of people in the New Zealand city of Christchurch have been evacuated from their homes as wildfires threatened some suburbs.

Kuga repair issue in Mbombela: Ford SA responds

2017-02-13 14:00

A Ford Kuga SUV owner returned his vehicle in Nelspruit (Mbombela), after it had been supposedly repaired. Ford SA responds...

Locals run into flames to loot meat store

2017-02-10 15:09

Bystanders have risked their lives looting a meat store engulfed in flames in Kanyamazane, Mpumalanga after an explosion set the building on fire.

Boy, 2, dies after falling into open fire

2017-02-07 13:54

A 2-year-old child has burnt to death after he allegedly fell into an unattended fire in Delft, Cape Town.

Volvo's main factory hit by 'violent' fire

2017-02-06 18:25

A fire has broken out inside the world's largest Volvo factory in Gothenburg, prompting an evacuation of the industrial premises.

 

15 injured in fire at Swedish refugee centre

2017-02-26 18:10

Swedish police say at least 15 people have been injured after a fire broke out at one of the country's largest refugee centres in southwestern Sweden.

Retired couple loses everything in Pringle Bay fire

2017-02-22 11:49

A retired Pringle Bay couple has lost everything but their IDs, a few clothing items, and some cookbooks after a fire ravaged their home.

Fires finally extinguished on ship in Cape Town harbour

2017-02-21 19:11

Several fires on a ship in the Cape Town harbour have been extinguished after burning for three days, an official says.

Cape Town harbour fire under control

2017-02-18 13:00

A fire that broke out on a fishing ship in the Cape Town harbour is under control

More than 60 shacks gutted in raging Joe Slovo fire

2017-02-16 15:29

More than 60 shacks have been gutted in a Joe Slovo informal settlement fire, the City of Johannesburg says.

NMMU offers reward for arson info

2017-02-13 22:43

The NMMU has offered a R50 000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the latest arson attack on its property.

NMMU tightens security after building torched

2017-02-12 22:53

A case of arson has been opened after the procurement building at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s South Campus was burnt, and two petrol bombs found on the scene.

Car starts fire on Table Mountain

2017-02-08 15:35

A car started the fire on Table Mountain on Wednesday, the City of Cape Town fire and rescue says.

Bainskloof pass reopened after fires

2017-02-06 22:31

The Bainskloof pass has been reopened while the Du Toitskloof tunnel remains closed as fires blaze in the mountains.

Vineyards damaged in uncontained Bainskloof inferno

2017-02-06 12:12

Vineyards have been damaged in a fire at the top of Bainskloof Pass in Wellington, according to Cape Winelands fire services.

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