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Mthatha court evacuated after fire

2017-09-18 22:36

The Mthatha Magistrate's Court has been to be evacuated after a section of the building caught fire.

Fire ravages Eastern Cape farmlands, mountains

2017-09-14 11:10

Dry and windy conditions have seen runaway fires in Lady Grey area and spread south over the Witteberg Mountain toward Barkly East, leaving a wake of destruction behind it.

Man dies in Mbombela fire

2017-09-13 23:08

One person has died and several properties have been damaged in fires in Mbombela, say firefighters.

'I still miss her a lot' - Sunita's mom speaks about daughter's mysterious death

2017-09-07 11:16

The mother of Sunita van Dyk, whose burnt body was found along with that of her husband Jacques, on a farm near Wellington in May, has spoken for the first time about the incident.

Worn-out hoses make it difficult for firefighters to do their job

2017-09-01 14:43

Plastic bags had to be wrapped around the worn-out hoses of the Welkom fire brigade in a desperate attempt to put out a fire in a building in the city.

150 firefighters deployed to help fight Mpumalanga blaze

2017-08-28 14:18

At least 150 Working on Fire (WoF) firefighters will join the battle to put out fires that have swept through Mpumalanga in the past week.

Firefighters tackle 44 blazes in 24 hours

2017-08-23 14:50

More than 800 firefighters from the Department of Environmental Affairs' Working on Fire programme have battled 44 fires in the past 24 hours.

Cops probe possible arson at century-old children's centre in Bloemfontein

2017-08-17 06:35

A forensics team is investigating possible foul play after a fire at a child and youth care centre in Bloemfontein caused almost R2m in damage, Free State police say.

Devastating #KnysnaFires started by someone - AS IT HAPPENED

2017-08-14 13:39

Although the catastrophic fires that raged through Knysna was ignited by someone, there is no detail on whether the blaze was started deliberately, according to a report.

Schools close due to PMB fire that could be 'toxic'

2017-08-11 18:36

Thick smoke from a fire at The New England Road dumping site in Pietemaritzburg has forced some schools to close early for fear that the fumes could be toxic.

 

Knysna fire victims seek damages after insurance shock

2017-09-18 19:01

Knysna residents whose homes were lost or damaged in devastating fires in June have turned to lawyers after finding out they were underinsured.

Horror fire at Malaysia school kills at least 24, mostly teens

2017-09-14 07:18

A fire killed 24 people, mostly teenagers, trapped behind barred windows and a blocked exit in an Islamic school dormitory on the outskirts of Malaysia's capital.

Neighbours rescue father and son trapped in burning room

2017-09-07 14:02

A father and his son have managed to escape their burning home in Bloemfontein, courtesy the swift action of their neighbours, which left the house razed.

Huge blaze forces hundreds to evacuate in Los Angeles

2017-09-03 11:02

A massive fire described as the biggest in the history of Los Angeles is still raging, forcing hundreds of people to evacuate their homes.

Two Limpopo children die in house fire after being left alone to sleep

2017-08-30 11:18

Two children have died in a fire after being left alone in a house on a farm outside Musina, Limpopo police say.

Riverlea protesters torch Rea Vaya Bus station

2017-08-28 09:02

Protesters in Riverlea have set fire to a Rea Vaya Bus station on Commando Road, Johannesburg Metro Police have said.

Woman dies, 15 injured after vehicle is caught in KZN wildfire

2017-08-22 22:49

A woman has died and 15 people, including a 15-month-old baby, have been injured after their vehicle was caught in a wildfire near Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal.

Deadly Knysna blazes not started deliberately - fire chief

2017-08-14 17:09

There is no evidence that the devastating fires in Knysna and Plettenberg Bay were set deliberately, Knysna Fire Chief Clinton Manual says.

Knysna fires report to be released

2017-08-14 12:29

The Knysna municipality will release a report on the fires that killed seven people and damaged or destroyed at least 1 000 homes in Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.

Students set fire to own residence

2017-08-10 20:34

A group of University of KwaZulu-Natal students have been slapped with a court interdict instructing them to behave, following several fires in their private residence near Durban’s beachfront.

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