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.

25 bodies have been found and 9 others remain missing after a boat fire off the coast of California

2019-09-03 17:23

A boat caught fire near Santa Cruz Island, off the coast of Ventura County, California, early Monday morning. 20 bodies have been recovered, 5 more are unable to be accessed, and 9 people remain missing.

PICS: Around 11 houses burnt in St Francis before fire contained

2019-08-22 20:00

An estimated 11 houses have been burnt in a fire in St Francis Bay on Thursday, the Kouga Municipality said.

Body found in the boot of a burnt vehicle

2019-08-18 17:12

A body, burnt beyond recognition, has been discovered in the boot of a car that had been set alight.

WATCH | Quick-acting Joburg firefighters extinguish blaze and save local businesses

2019-08-12 14:45

It took the Johannesburg Emergency Management Services approximately two hours to put out a fire in Lenasia, Johannesburg. Watch.

WATCH: Iconic Joburg hotel goes up in flames

2019-08-06 12:04

Huge flames gutted the iconic Grand Station Hotel in Jeppestown, Johannesburg, on Friday. Emergency services confirmed the 123-year-old building was razed after a stove element caused the fire.

Five children die as family café catches alight

2019-08-03 15:44

Four of the victims were related and included an 18-year-old woman and three children – aged 14, seven and three. The fifth victim, another 18-year-old woman, is believed to have been a family friend.

WATCH: Fighting fire with fire goes wrong as mango farms go up in flames

2019-07-29 19:24

A massive fire has ripped through several farms in Taganashoek, Limpopo, destroying their crops. Watch.


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.

Four people burnt beyond recognition in Gauteng factory blaze

2019-08-26 21:25

Four people were burnt beyond recognition when a cooking oil factory was engulfed in flames in Germiston on Monday afternoon.

Stellenbosch University residence to remain closed for rest of the semester after fire damage

2019-08-21 16:53

Stellenbosch University residence Huis ten Bosch, which was damaged in a blaze, will close for the rest of the semester for repairs, the university has announced.

PICS: Students evacuated as fire breaks out at Stellenbosch University res

2019-08-12 20:27

A fire broke out at Stellenbosch University's Huis ten Bosch women's residence on Monday night, the university's spokesperson said.

Fire damages historic hangar at Swartkop Air Force base

2019-08-11 17:56

Officials are investigating the cause of a fire which damaged a hangar at the Air Force Base Swartkop in Pretoria at the weekend.

17-year-old agricultural school pupil dies in hostel fire

2019-08-03 20:32

A 17-year-old pupil at an agricultural school in Mount Frere has died after a fire engulfed the school's hostel, Eastern Cape police say.

PICS: Durban scrapyard goes up in flames

2019-08-02 19:25

A scrap yard in the suburb of Ottawa in Durban went up in flames on Friday afternoon after lunchtime.

Mother and two kids die in Soweto house fire

2019-07-25 10:22

A 29-year-old woman and her two children, aged one and three, have died in a fire at their house in Rockville, Soweto.

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