Building evacuated in Joburg CBD after fire breaks out

2018-08-16 15:41

Residents have been evacuated from a building in Johannesburg's CBD after a fire broke out on the first floor.

Greek fire death toll at 96 - officials

2018-08-15 14:25

The death toll from Greece's deadliest fire disaster rose to 96 after one more victim died in hospital, the fire brigade says.

WATCH: Firefighters rescue dog from flaming building in Spain

2018-08-15 11:27

Firefighters are being commended for rescuing a dog from a burning apartment in Cordoba, Spain.

9 people killed in Taiwan nursing home fire; 16 hurt

2018-08-13 15:01

A fire at a nursing home in Taiwan has left 9 people dead and 16 injured.

Fire at Kusile Power Station

2018-08-11 07:54

Eskom has confirmed that a fire broke out at the Kusile Power Station, but said it had been extinguished with no casualties.

WATCH: Jet drops fire retardant liquid on raging California wildfire

2018-08-07 16:41

Some 14 000 firefighters, including inmate volunteers, are battling 18 major blazes burning hundreds of square kilometres throughout the state with aircraft, assorted vehicles and picks and shovels.

Hundreds left homeless after more than 50 shacks destroyed in Joburg blaze

2018-08-06 10:44

More than a hundred people have been left homeless after multiple shacks were destroyed in a blaze in Johannesburg.

Metrorail fire victim speaks after months in hospital: 'I’ll never take the train again' (Warning: graphic image)

2018-08-03 14:52

It’s been a little over two months since Leigh Jansen was left with third degree burns to her face and upper body when the train she was travelling in caught alight.

Suspect in latest Metrorail train fire arrested in Cape Town

2018-07-31 16:55

With the help of an eyewitness, police and protection services officials were on the scene almost immediately after the fire was started and detained the suspect.

Death toll rises as dry conditions fuel deadly California fires

2018-07-30 17:25

The death toll in northern California's Carr blaze has risen to six as firefighters from across the country struggled to control flames that have scorched tens of thousands of acres.

 

Notes of support pour in for 2 who started California blaze

2018-08-15 21:45

A couple whose flattened trailer tire reportedly started a massive fire in Northern California has received more than 100 cards and letters with supportive messages telling them not to feel guilty.

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WATCH: Animals die in large fire allegedly set by Limpopo land occupiers

Police are investigating the cause of a large wildfire that destroyed hundreds of hectares of vegetation and killed scores of game animals near Northam, Limpopo. Farm owners allege the blaze was started by a group of people attempting to occupy land illegally. Watch.

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10 people killed in nursing home fire - Chile

2018-08-15 05:14

Chilean authorities say that at least 10 elderly people have been killed as a fire swept through a nursing home.

Crews make progress battling California wildfire

2018-08-12 10:29

Crews have made significant progress as they fight to keep a Southern California wildfire from burning more homes south of Los Angeles.

WATCH: Greece fire death toll rises to 93 as two more die in hospital

2018-08-09 20:47

The death toll from Greece's deadliest fire disaster has risen to 93 after two more people died in hospital.

Boyfriend, mom appear in court after children burn to death while home alone

2018-08-06 14:21

A mother and her boyfriend, who are accused of culpable homicide after two children were killed in a fire while home alone, have appeared in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate's Court.

Californians displaced by fire work, wait amid uncertainty

2018-08-03 21:59

For an increasing number of Californians, wildfire season has turned into a series of life upheavals.

WATCH: Mobile phone catches fire on plane

2018-08-01 22:04

Passengers were forced to evacuate a plane after a mobile phone caught fire.

Twin wildfires threatening 10 000 California homes

2018-07-31 12:07

Twin wildfires in Northern California are threatening some 10 000 homes and posing yet another struggle for firefighters already stretched thin by a summer of horrific and deadly blazes.

8 KZN familes share one-room shack after losing homes in fire

2018-07-30 14:15

Since a fire destroyed their homes three weeks ago, eight Durban families have been living in a single dilapidated shack which usually serves as a church.

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