4-year-old boy may have set fire to his house while playing with matches

2018-03-23 13:06

A four-month-old baby and his grandmother have been treated for smoke inhalation, after a 4-year-old boy apparently set his home alight in Phoenix, north of Durban.

'I could hear him cry, then suddenly he stopped' - Mother tells of child's death in fire

2018-03-09 08:22

A Strand mother has described the day her 9-year-old son died in a fire, and how she doesn't think she'll ever be the same again.

Maersk ship fire: Uncertainty over fate of South African crew member

2018-03-08 10:47

Four crew members are missing after the cargo ship Maersk Honam caught fire in the Arabian Sea. It is unclear whether a South African crew member is among the missing.

10-year-old dies in Strand fire, while residents near Pearly Beach evacuated for separate blaze

2018-03-03 22:33

A 10-year-old boy and a woman has died in a fire at Pholile Park in Strand, near Cape Town, fire and rescue spokesperson Theo Layne says.

Table Mountain fire under control

2018-03-02 16:14

A fire on the lower slopes of Table Mountain has been contained, according to Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services.

Three helicopters are assisting ground crews battling a blaze in Cape Point. See images here.

Three helicopters are assisting ground crews battling a blaze in Cape Point. See images here.

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Durban community opens hearts and wallets after fire at children's home

2018-02-22 05:41

Scores of people have answered the call for donations of essential items after the babies' section of the Edith Benson children's home was completely destroyed in a fire.

Death toll rises to 18 in massive explosion at Indian wedding - official

2018-02-18 13:54

Rescuers have discovered nine more bodies beneath the ruins of an Indian hotel, bringing the known death toll from an explosion which tore through a wedding party to 18, an official has said.

Patients evacuated as fire breaks out at Mitchells Plain General Hospital

2018-02-10 10:19

Patients have been evacuated from the Mitchells Plain General Hospital in Cape Town after a fire broke out in the roof above the trauma unit.

Mother and child burnt in Durban house fire

2018-01-27 12:54

A 17-month-old baby boy and his mother have sustained burn wounds in a house fire in Burma Road, Escombe in Durban.


Australian wildfires raze dozens of homes, kill livestock

2018-03-19 09:25

Wildfires have razed dozens of homes in southeast Australia, cut power to thousands more and killed livestock, but most of the weekend blazes have been contained without any reports of serious injury, officials say.

SA man among missing crew following fire on vessel in the Arabian Sea

2018-03-08 15:42

AP Moller-Maersk has confirmed that a South African, two Filipinos, and an Indian national are missing after 23 people were rescued from the Maersk Honam.

PICS: Fire destroys building in Johannesburg CBD

2018-03-06 11:23

A fire has ravaged a building in Albertina Sisulu Road in the Johannesburg CBD, according to emergency services.

25 dead in Azerbaijan drug rehab centre fire

2018-03-03 07:00

Twenty-five people perished in a fire which tore through a drug rehabilitation clinic in the Azerbaijani capital Baku, with activists saying safety standards had not been met.

3 helicopters, ground crews battling Cape Point blaze

2018-03-02 11:20

Three helicopters are assisting ground crews battling a blaze in Cape Point, City of Cape Town fire services have confirmed.

No sign UK 'explosion' in Leicester linked to terrorism - police

2018-02-26 05:39

British police have said there was no indication a reported explosion and building collapse that injured at least six people in Leicester, England was linked to terrorism.

Nearly 60 babies evacuated after KZN children's home catches fire

2018-02-21 10:07

A babies' section at a children's home in KwaZulu-Natal has caught fire and been completely destroyed.

Nearly 100 homes destroyed in Hout Bay fire

2018-02-12 10:23

Nearly 100 homes have been destroyed after a fire ripped through Mandela Park near Hout Bay.

Colleagues pay tribute to firefighter killed in Western Cape blaze

2018-02-07 18:37

Working on Fire has paid tribute to their base manager, Cedric Seokoma, who died while fighting a blaze in the Simonsberg mountains in the Western Cape.

Slow progress for victims of huge Durban fire as some remain destitute and depended on food donations

2018-01-25 14:07

Residents of Foreman Road in Durban have been rebuilding their homes after the fire that left more than 800 people homeless in November 2017.

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