'We had a few seconds to run' – camper caught up in Cederberg fires

2016-12-21 21:55

A holidaymaker and his family had seconds to grab what they could before a wildfire spread dangerously close to a campsite they were staying at in the Cederberg.

2 000 fight Cape fires

2015-03-04 22:30

More than 2000 people are helping to quell the fire near Cape Town that broke out over the weekend.

Cape Town fire possibly to last a week

2015-03-02 16:30

The blaze spreading around Cape Town’s south peninsula is likely to continue for much of the week, depending on the weather conditions.

3 killed in Harrismith fire

2014-09-19 20:29

Three people have been killed in a veld fire near Harrismith in the Free State.

WoF launches summer fire season

2013-12-02 19:03

Working on Fire in partnership with the Western Cape provincial government has launched the Western Cape fire season.

Runaway fire threatens Franschhoek homes

2013-01-28 22:10

A veldfire raging over a distance of nearly 17km is threatening homes and lives in Franschhoek, a senior firefighter says.

WoF: Most fires under control

2012-08-13 12:41

Countrywide fires at the weekend, in which a Limpopo farmer died, are largely under control, Working on Fire says.

More teams to fight outbreak of fires

2012-06-05 12:19

More fire reaction teams will be deployed to the Waterberg district in Limpopo to help fight an outbreak of veld fires in the region, Working on Fire says.

Western Cape firefighters on alert

2012-01-30 21:59

Firefighters are on alert in the Bainskloof and Stanford areas of the Western Cape ahead of an expected increase in wind and high temperatures.


South African firefighters to help in Alberta

2016-05-24 22:01

Officials say about 1 000 additional fire crews from across Canada, South Africa and the United States will be joining the fight this week against a massive wildfire near Fort McMurray.

Firefighters stay through the night

2015-03-02 20:09

Firefighters will work through the night to ensure the fire which broke out in Muizenberg remained contained.

Harrismith fire death toll rises

2014-09-22 16:29

Four people have been killed in a veld fire near Harrismith in the Free State.

WoF unveils new water bombers for fire season

2013-12-03 10:13

Working on Fire has unveiled two new high-capacity air tractors to be employed during the Cape summer fire season.

Limpopo veld fire under control

2013-09-21 14:47

A fire in Limpopo's Modimolle area has swept across 30 000 hectares of farmland, according to a report.

Reinforcements called to Cape fires

2013-01-28 17:18

Additional teams have been called in from other provinces to battle veldfires that are raging in the Western Cape.

Fires rage in Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal

2012-06-10 16:02

Wildfires fanned by gale force winds have ravaged large tracts of land in Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, the Working on Fire programme says.

Fire bomber in forced landing

2012-02-06 19:51

An aerial water bomber dousing the raging fires in the Western Cape, near Stanford, has made a forced landing.

Fires still burning in Western Cape

2012-01-30 16:41

Fires are still burning in Slangkop Valley, near Bainskloof, and in Stanford, near Hermanus, but firefighters are hoping to kill the blazes before the wind picks up again.

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