PICS: Ramaphosa hails those who have jumped in to support devastated Wupperthal community

2018-12-31 17:32

President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed his sadness over the fire which has left at least 200 people homeless and destroyed historic buildings in the small Western Cape town of Wupperthal.

WATCH: Hermanus blaze fanned by strong wind

2018-12-26 20:41

A fire that started on Christmas Day in the Karwyders kraal area was difficult to get under control as it was being fanned by a strong north-westerly wind.

500 hectares of Paarl fynbos destroyed in fire

2018-12-21 18:19

At least 500 hectares of 15-year-old fynbos have been lost in the fire that swept through part of Paarl mountain, the Drakenstein municipality

How to build the perfect braai fire

2018-12-02 14:13

The typical fire takes roughly 45 minutes to ideal braai-ready pristine coals.

Tears Animal Rescue calls on Cape Town cat lovers to assist in possible fire evacuation

2018-11-26 17:24

Tears Animal Rescue says it may have to evacuate its cats from their cattery as a fire in Sunnydale, Cape Town, edges closer to their premises.

WATCH: Woman in burning apartment drops baby to bystander

2018-11-22 12:01

A woman dropped her baby to a bystander as a fire engulfed an apartment complex in Dallas, while other residents were forced to leap from third-floor windows on to mattresses.

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.


Fire that trapped scores of people in Cape Town building put out

2018-12-27 20:17

A fire that engulfed a three-storey residential building, trapping scores of people, has been extinguished, Cape Town disaster management confirmed to News24.

Flames engulf house linked to Colin Booysen in suspected attack

2018-12-22 17:29

A house in Belhar, Cape Town, was engulfed by flames on Saturday afternoon.

Son dies setting fire to home after fight with mom

2018-12-07 15:19

A domestic dispute ended in the death of a son who had tried to attack his mother, before setting fire to the family home yesterday.

Record-breaking fires have reached 'catastrophic' levels in Australia

2018-11-30 11:53

For the first time in history, fire danger in Queensland has been rated "catastrophic," the highest possible level.

Six dead in Switzerland apartment fire - police

2018-11-26 14:00

Six people, including children, died when a fire broke out in an apartment building in the northwestern Swiss town of Solothurn overnight, local police said.

Four die in Mooi River house fire

2018-11-20 15:32

A Mooi River family are grieving the deaths of four people, one of them a gogo, in a blaze at the weekend.

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.

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