Two-year-old dies in fire on birthday with siblings

2020-01-24 12:39

A toddler has died on her birthday along with three of her siblings after a fire engulfed their flat while their mother was out.

Australian babies are being born in smoke-filled hospitals as hundreds of bushfires burn across the country

2020-01-07 16:51

Steve Robson, who works as an obstetrician at a hospital in Canberra, Australia, told BuzzFeed News that he's delivering babies while fires rage on.

Alberton pipeline fire the result of attempted theft - Transnet

2019-12-31 12:25

Attempted theft has caused a pipeline fire in Alberton, Ekurhuleni, according to Transnet CEO Sibongiseni Khathi.

Three people, including two children, die in shack fire in Strand

2019-12-15 09:38

Three people, including two children, have died in a shack fire in Strand, Cape Town during the early hours of Sunday.

WATCH | People evacuated, injured treated after Rivonia shopping complex fire

2019-11-30 22:36

As flames billowed out of a Rivonia restaurant in Sandton, several people were treated for injuries, while staff dashed into the remains of the building to evacuate co-workers.

Three giraffes die in blaze at US safari park

2019-11-29 13:51

A fire tore through a barn in a safari park in the US state of Ohio Thursday night, killing several animals including three giraffes, according to park officials and local media.

Elderly man killed in Bloemfontein house fire

2019-11-06 22:54

An elderly Bloemfontein has man died in a house fire, according to ER24.

PICS | The Old Road Grootbrakhoogte closed as wild fires run amok

2019-10-08 21:23

The Old Road Grootbrakhoogte remain closed as wild veld fires ran amok on Tuesday night.

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One year on: Firefighters who died in Bank of Lisbon fire are remembered

2019-09-05 16:14

Families, friends and colleagues from various Gauteng government departments have gathered outside the Bank of Lisbon building to honour and remember three firefighters who died there a year ago.


Firefighters battle Cape Town blaze amid blustery conditions

2020-01-17 18:39

Firefighters are battling a blaze in District Six where shacks are in danger if the flames aren't stopped soon, the City of Cape Town's fire services said on Friday afternoon.

Australia's fires have burned more than twice as much land as the summer's Amazon blazes. They're part of an ominous carbon-dioxide feedback loop.

2020-01-05 12:37

Since September, 14.6 million acres of Australia have burned in an unprecedented season of intense bushfires. The flames show no signs of stopping.

Newly widowed woman saves her mom and children from burning building

2019-12-15 12:01

This is the second tragedy this year to befall the family. Dunell’s husband, Danie (42), died nine months ago.

Emergency services battling fire at Pretoria substation

2019-12-10 08:21

The situation has been complicated by the fact that there was oil leaking from the substation itself.

Several injured in gas explosion at Rivonia shopping complex

2019-11-30 19:29

At least eight people have been injured and nine shops damaged during a gas explosion at a Rivonia shopping centre in Sandton.

Woman arrested for torching cheating ex-boyfriend’s house

2019-11-13 11:59

A scorned woman has reportedly been arrested after setting her boyfriend’s house on fire after she caught him cheating.

More than 60 shacks go up in flames in Kempton Park, scores of people displaced

2019-10-18 19:48

Emergency services said the owner of the shack where the fire is believed to have started is nowhere to be found.

A gas explosion ripped through a Russian lab storing deadly viruses like smallpox, anthrax, and Ebola

2019-09-17 18:16

A gas cylinder at a major Russian research lab known as "Vector" exploded in a sanitary inspection room and caused a fire on Monday.

Nehawu-affiliated workers call for release of forensic report on Bank of Lisbon fire

2019-09-05 18:04

Gauteng Department of Health workers affiliated to the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union have expressed concern that after a year, nobody has been held responsible for the fatal Bank of Lisbon fire.

A family of 5 on a birthday trip, a father-daughter duo who loved diving, and a marine biologist leading the scuba expedition are believed to be among the 34 California boat fire victims

2019-09-05 16:10

A scuba diving boat carrying 33 passengers and six crew members caught fire early Monday morning off the coast of Southern California.

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