Nine die in California wildfires, tens of thousands forced to flee

2018-11-10 08:26

Nine people were declared dead and tens of thousands evacuated as fierce wildfires raged across the western US state of California, with one rapidly spreading blaze threatening the famed resort of Malibu.

WATCH: Farming community in George is a ghost town following a fire that claimed 8 lives

The farming community Farleigh in the Southern Cape is a ghost town following a fire that claimed eight lives on Tuesday. Watch.

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Joburg building fire: DA motion to force MECs to resign fails

2018-10-30 17:33

A motion brought by the DA in the Gauteng legislature calling for infrastructure development MEC Jacob Mamabolo and health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa to resign has failed.

This is the 'hero pilot' who died while fighting the Garden Route blaze

2018-10-23 16:22

The Working on Fire pilot who was killed when his helicopter went down during firefighting efforts near Riversdale has been identified as 65-year-old Nico Heyns.

WATCH: Flames engulf Kempton Park bus fleet

Quick-acting firefighters in the east of Johannesburg were able to extinguish a blaze that engulfed a fleet of vehicles late last week. Watch.

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Watch: How more than 70 people were set on fire during a single "Games of Thrones" scene

In 2017 "Game of Thrones" set a world record during their season seven "Loot Train" scene.

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Electrical fault likely cause of blaze that killed Imbali family of five

2018-09-26 15:45

The cause of the blaze that killed a family of five on Sunday in Imbali, is now thought to have stemmed from an electrical fault.

Joburg fire: Mashaba says he previously raised safety concerns about buildings

2018-09-12 19:53

The state of buildings within the City of Johannesburg has been a concern since the DA-led administration took office, according to Mayor Herman Mashaba.

Bystanders traumatised by death of firefighter

2018-09-11 11:00

A firefighter tripped and fell to his death while attempting to put out a blaze on the 23rd floor of a Johannesburg building.


2018-09-06 16:30

ON Monday protesters in Kya Sands, Joburg said all hell would break loose unless local companies gave them jobs.

WATCH: From the cockpit - Pilot's view of the Garden Route fires

Firefighting efforts intensified on the Garden Route in the Southern Cape this past weekend, as fires raged and caused destruction. Watch.

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PICS: Firefighting efforts continue in De Vlugt area

2018-10-31 15:56

Firefighting crews continue to extinguish flare-ups throughout the Southern Cape, following a blaze that has ravaged the George and Knysna areas.

Joburg building fire: DA to present motion calling for resignations of MECs

2018-10-30 10:23

Almost two months after the tragic fire at the Bank of Lisbon building in Johannesburg, the DA will present a motion calling for Infrastructure Development MEC Jacob Mamabolo and Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa to resign.

6 people injured in Pretoria building fire

2018-10-15 16:31

Six people, two of whom are in a critical condition, have sustained burn wounds after a building caught fire in Erasmia, Tswane police say.

PICS: Australian firefighters have women all around the world swooning

2018-10-12 14:52

These firefighters from Down Under are sizzling hot – and women worldwide agree!

WATCH: Quick-thinking couple saves sleeping man in burning Durban beachfront building

A woman was saved at the Durban beachfront, thanks to some quick thinking. Watch.

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Blaze kills family of five

2018-09-25 14:58

Distraught neighbours on Monday described their anguish at not being able to save a family of five from a fiery death.

Joburg Fire: 'Govt killed our brothers' – firefighter

2018-09-12 16:07

A firefighter from Central Fire Station in Johannesburg has laid the blame for last Wednesday's tragedy, in which three firefighters died, at the door of government.

Bangladeshi siblings' shop torched in Brixton

2018-09-08 12:55

A Brixton shop owner of Bangladeshi descent, and his brother, narrowly escaped death on Saturday morning when their shop was torched, Johannesburg police said.

Escape from breakaway fire

2018-09-06 15:45

Msunduzi workers have been blamed for losing control of a grass fire that spread in the gusty conditions on Wednesday, gutting a heritage site on Pent­rich Road in Camps Drift on Wednesday.

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