120 people lose homes in Pretoria fire

2019-10-22 09:15

At least 30 shacks have been ravaged in a blaze at the Bremmer informal settlement in Daspoort, Pretoria, leaving about 120 people homeless.

WATCH | MultiChoice building in Joburg evacuated after fire breaks out

2019-10-15 13:47

A building at the old MultiChoice offices in Randburg is on fire, Johannesburg Emergency Management Services (EMS) has told News24.

'We have 30 minutes': The night Notre-Dame was saved

2019-10-11 12:26

Monday, April 15, 2019. When an alarm goes off in the early evening at Notre-Dame cathedral in central Paris, there is no immediate sense of panic.

WATCH | Train catches fire at station in Cape Town

2019-10-07 16:24

Metrorail says two carriages that were part of a train travelling from Simon's Town to Cape Town, have caught alight. Watch.

Father dies trying to save son from shack fire

2019-10-02 13:31

A Mamelodi father died early on Tuesday morning trying to save his teenage son from the flames of their house, Ground Up reports.

Gauteng govt vows to help those displaced by Kempton Park mass shack fire

2019-10-01 15:40

The Gauteng government has vowed to help the more than 900 people displaced by a fire that destroyed more than 200 shacks in in the Pomona informal settlement in Kempton Park.

Two children burn to death in Limpopo shack fire

2019-10-01 10:42

Two children aged two and three have died in a shack fire in Magau village outside Louis Trichardt in Limpopo.

WATCH | 900 left homeless in devastating Kempton Park shack blaze

2019-10-01 07:33

Around 900 people have been left homeless when a fire destroyed nearly 200 shacks in the Pomona informal settlement in Kempton Park, Johannesburg.

WATCH | Chemicals factory goes up in flames, spewing fire and smoke

2019-09-26 11:34

Thick black smoke billowed over the northern French town of Rouen after a spectacular fire broke out at a chemical factory, leading authorities to close schools and warn about possible pollution of the nearby Seine river.

PICS: Joburg gets much-needed firefighting vehicles

2019-09-23 14:48

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has unveiled 10 new firefighting vehicles to be added to the City's Emergency Management Services' fleet.


Lebanon turns to neighbours for help fighting forest fires

2019-10-16 08:27

Lebanon has turned to its neighbours for help battling forest fires that have ravaged homes and killed a volunteer firefighter in the Mediterranean country, its premier said on Tuesday.

Residents risk lives to help fight Drakenstein fire

2019-10-12 21:11

Several houses have been damaged in a fire that started in the Magnolia Street area of the Drakenstein.

Baby boy found dead in aftermath of Khayelitsha shack fire

2019-10-10 19:49

A baby boy died when a group of shacks caught fire in Khayelitsha on Thursday.

Gauteng urges businesses, humanitarian entities to assist Marlboro factory fire victims

2019-10-02 20:31

The Gauteng provincial government has stepped in to offer relief to victims of a blaze that hit an unused factory in Marlboro that housed 48 families.

WATCH | Residents pick up the pieces after fire leaves 900 destitute in Kempton Park

2019-10-01 19:38

About 900 people were left homeless after a fire razed nearly 200 shacks in Kempton Park. Now, residents of the Pomona informal settlement in Johannesburg are picking up the pieces.

City of Cape Town to 'wait and see' if firefighters down tools in overtime dispute

2019-10-01 15:35

While all of the City of Cape Town's fire stations have been operating with a full staff complement, it will have to "wait and see" if this remains the case after the SA Municipal Workers' Union warned that firefighters will no longer work overtime owing to a pay dispute.

'I heard screams from a neighbour' - 1 dead, more than 80 homeless after Strand fire

2019-10-01 09:26

One person has died in a shack fire at Happy Rest informal settlement in Nomzamo, Strand, Cape Town.

WATCH | Fire blazes through Ekurhuleni informal settlement

2019-09-30 23:17

A fire has broken out in an informal settlement near Kempton Park.

8 babies in maternity unit killed in Algeria hospital fire - emergency services

2019-09-24 11:45

Eight babies have been killed after a fire ripped through the maternity unit at a hospital in eastern Algeria before dawn, according to emergency services.

How to prepare for fire season in Cape Town

2019-09-20 07:49

The Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) says it is prepared for the impending fire season in Cape Town but believes residents can do their bit to minimise the chances of a wildfire damaging or even destroying their homes.

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