ARTICLES RELATING TO FIRES

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.

Signal Hill burns as Cape fire season starts

2014-12-01 13:58

A fire broke out on Signal Hill, in Cape Town, has been brought under control.

Firefighters continue battling Fish Hoek blaze

2014-11-20 08:48

A fresh team of firefighters are heading out to continue battling a blaze that started in the mountains of Glencairn, Cape Town, Table Mountain National Park says.

Inmate dies in Barberton prison fire

2014-10-26 13:15

One prisoner has died and another has been hospitalised following a fire at the Barberton juvenile prison, it has been reported.

Joburg ink factory on fire

2014-10-16 08:15

A printing ink factory is on fire in the Denver factory in central Johannesburg, the city’s emergency management services says.

Displaced Kya Sands families take shelter in church

2014-10-10 08:05

Dozens of displaced families whose homes were destroyed in a fire in Kya Sands took shelter in a church overnight, Johannesburg emergency services say.

8 people treated after Kya Sands fire

2014-10-09 18:01

Eight people suffered from smoke inhalation caused by a fire at the Kya Sands informal settlement, Johannesburg.

Fire ravages fynbos in Boland

2014-10-07 15:57

Four days after a fire took flame in the Bain’s Kloof Pass, a large tract of fynbos lay scorched as fire-fighters battle to keep the blaze under control.

Cape Overberg fire extinguished

2014-09-27 16:44

A fire that has raged for most of the week in the mountains between Swellendam and Barrydale in the Western Cape has been extinguished, an official says.

Fire destroys 15 shacks in Joburg

2014-09-20 12:05

At least 15 shacks have been destroyed by a fire in Msawawa informal settlement, in Kya Sands, Johannesburg emergency services say.

Fires moving 'hot, fast' in KNP

2014-09-18 19:05

Fire-fighters in and around Kruger National Park are battling four fast-moving fires, some which started nearly a week ago, according to SANParks.

Climate change could change US forests

2014-09-10 20:53

Wildfires, insects and drought are crippling forests in the western United States' iconic Rocky Mountains, scientists have warned, urging more efforts to stop global warming.

Johannesburg shacks blaze extinguished

2014-08-24 12:00

A fire which destroyed 80 shacks in the George Goch informal settlement in Johannesburg has been extinguished, the city's emergency services says.

Man dies in house fire after saving mom, boy

2014-08-18 20:05

A 60-year-old man has been burnt beyond recognition in a house fire in Birchleigh, Kempton Park, on the East Rand.

Man burns to death in sugar cane fire

2014-08-14 09:06

A man has died after sustaining 90% burns when he was trapped in the flames while burning sugar cane in Tongaat, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics say.

11 hospitalised after Joburg fire

2014-08-01 20:40

Eleven people have been taken to hospital on after being rescued from a burning seven-storey building in central Johannesburg.

Man dies in shack fire

2014-07-19 10:59

A man has been killed after a fire swept through his shack in Orange Farm, south of Johannesburg.

Fire destroys 2 houses in Betty's Bay

2014-07-17 11:07

A fire which was fanned by strong winds and which destroyed two homes in Betty's Bay has been extinguished, officials say.

3 children burn to death in blaze

2014-06-29 09:21

Three children, aged 11, 8, and 7, have burnt to death in a fire in Kroonstad, paramedics say.

Man rescued from Braamfontein building fire

2014-06-20 09:31

A man has been rescued after a fire destroyed one floor in an office building in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Fire breaks out in Joburg office building

2014-06-20 06:58

Firefighters have battled a fire that broke out in an office building in Braamfontein, Johannesburg emergency services say.

 

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.

Fire at storehouse near Beit Bridge border post

2014-11-28 08:21

A huge fire has broken out at a customs warehouse on the Zimbabwe side of the Beit Bridge border post, reportedly destroying property worth thousands of dollars.

Firefighters work through the night on Signal Hill blaze

2014-11-19 09:15

Firefighters have worked through the night to extinguish a blaze that covered much of Signal Hill in Cape Town.

Joburg fire extinguished

2014-10-16 14:35

It has taken firefighters six hours to extinguish a fire that swept through a factory in Johannesburg, the city's emergency services say.

Free State school 'petrol bombed'

2014-10-11 13:11

A school in Thabong, Free State, has been set alight with what police believe might have been petrol bombs.

About 2 000 displaced after Kya Sands fire

2014-10-09 21:25

An estimated 2 000 people have been displaced after a fire at the Kya Sands informal settlement destroyed about 500 shacks, Johannesburg emergency services say.

23 injured at Sasol fire in Mpumalanga

2014-10-08 11:40

More than 20 people have been injured when a fire broke out at Sasol's Secunda plant in Mpumalanga, the company says.

Body found in hospital debris after fire

2014-10-02 09:21

A body was found in the debris of a fire at the Letaba Hospital earlier this week, the Limpopo health department says.

Man burns to death in Joburg shack fire

2014-09-21 11:45

A man has burnt to death after his shack caught fire in Wynberg, south of Johannesburg. Three other shacks have also been destroyed.

Fire destroys dwellings in Durban informal settlement

2014-09-19 12:20

A fire that destroyed about 100 dwellings in the Kennedy Road informal settlement in Durban has been extinguished, officials say.

Pupils treated after fire at Joburg school

2014-09-17 14:38

Eighty-four pupils were treated for smoke inhalation at Barnato Park High School in Berea following a fire at the school, Johannesburg emergency services have said.

Three die in Joburg fires

2014-09-07 14:23

Three people have been killed in two shack fires in Johannesburg emergency services say.

80 shacks on fire in Johannesburg

2014-08-24 09:45

About 80 shacks were on fire in the George Goch informal settlement in Johannesburg, the city's emergency services says.

Woman critical after escaping house fire

2014-08-16 11:34

A woman is in a critical condition after a gas cylinder exploded inside her home in Bryanston, causing a fire, paramedics say.

Man dies in Northern Cape fire

2014-08-04 11:17

A man has died in a house fire near Galeshewe in the Northern Cape. The man’s body was found among the house’s remains, say paramedics.

Man dies in Cape Town fire

2014-07-19 16:08

A man has been killed in a shack fire in Phillipi, while three others have been displaced following a separate fire, the City of Cape Town says.

Fire at Nestle factory

2014-07-11 22:25

A fire has broken out at Nestle's Cremora manufacturing factory in Potchefstroom in the North West.

Two critically injured in Joburg fire

2014-06-25 07:17

Two men have been critically injured after a shop caught alight in Denver on the East Rand. Two others were thought to be trapped inside the building.

Huge fire destroys floor in Joburg building

2014-06-20 08:10

A huge fire has destroyed one floor in an office building in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. The building’s street has also been closed off and motorists will have to use alternative routes.

Emergency relief for Eastern Cape farmers

2014-06-19 05:00

The Eastern Cape rural development department will provide emergency relief support to farmers affected by veld fires.

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