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Watch this incredible time lapse footage of the Cape Town southern peninsula fire as it spread over a portion of the mountain on Sunday night.

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Cape Town fire worst alarm clock ever - evacuated resident

2015-03-02 10:14

Residents of Cape Town neighbourhoods affected by the fires currently raging through parts of the South Peninsula have spoken of having to evacuate their homes as the flames got nearer.

LIVE: Firefighters water bombing Tokai and Hout Bay

2015-03-02 07:18

A number of fires are burning in Cape Town's south peninsula areas, having been fuelled by strong winds. Follow our live updates of the situation as it unfolds.

Elderly couple killed in PMB house fire

2015-02-26 09:31

An elderly couple has died after their house caught fire in Pietermaritzburg.

Mother, son killed in Roodepoort fire

2015-02-16 07:34

A mother and her son have died in a shack fire at Durban Deep in Roodepoort, according to Johannesburg emergency services.

6 firemen killed in Taiwan bowling alley fire

2015-01-20 10:44

Six young firemen have been killed as they battled a blaze engulfing a bowling alley in northern Taiwan.

Australian fire-fighters containing sprawling wildfire

2015-01-06 12:41

Officials say fire-fighters are winning the battle to contain a sprawling wildlife raging on a 240km perimeter that has razed 38 homes and left two people in hospitals in southern Australia.

12 shacks destroyed in Joburg fire

2015-01-01 12:43

Twelve shacks have been razed after a fire broke out in Zandspruit, according to Johannesburg emergency services.

Slovoville fire razes 50 shacks

2014-12-21 07:45

A fire has raged through Slovoville informal settlement, destroying at least 50 shacks, Johannesburg Emergency Services say.

Crews douse 2 large fires in Los Angeles

2014-12-08 20:44

Two fires are raging in Los Angeles destroying a construction site and snarling traffic.

 

Body found in burning car

2015-03-02 10:14

A body has been found in the boot of a burnt car after fire-fighters extinguished the fire along Church Street in Florida Park, Johannesburg emergency services says.

Honeydew chemicals factory on fire

2015-03-02 10:14

A chemicals factory in Laser Park, Honeydew, has caught fire but no injuries have been reported, Johannesburg emergency services says.

Multiple fires rage in Cape Town

2015-03-02 06:59

A number of fires are burning in Cape Town's south peninsula areas, having been fuelled by strong winds. This is a developing story.

Kenilworth Racecourse fire panic

2015-02-18 17:07

A controlled vegetation fire at the Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town has sparked a large number of calls by concerned residents.

Signal Hill fire extinguished

2015-01-27 11:32

A small vegetation fire was extinguished on Signal Hill in Cape Town, the city's fire and rescue services have said.

Cape Town firefighters busy with 14 blazes

2015-01-19 16:29

Firefighters were dealing with 14 vegetation fires across Cape Town, the city's fire and rescue services have said.

Australia races to control worst fire in 30 years

2015-01-05 20:01

Firefighters are racing to contain a major blaze before the forecast return of strong winds and a heatwave, following the loss of 26 homes.

MEC appoints team to help Joburg fire victims

2014-12-22 23:39

An emergency intervention team had been set up to help victims of a fire in Slovoville, Johannesburg, in which 400 shacks burned down, the the Gauteng MEC for human settlements has announced.

Tanker explodes in Cape Town; men injured

2014-12-12 14:32

Two men have been seriously injured when a petrol tanker they were refuelling exploded in Primrose Park, Cape Town.

Two toddlers killed in Kimberley fire

2014-12-07 13:19

Two toddlers were killed when a shack caught fire in Roodepan, Kimberley, Northern Cape police have said.

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