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20 injured in fire at Pennsylvania senior facility

2017-11-17 21:21

At least 20 people have been injured in a massive fire at a senior living community in the American state of Pennsylvania.

eThekwini mayor at sports centre opening as community clashes with police

2017-11-16 20:06

eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede has snubbed protesting residents of Foreman Road informal settlement, whom she apparently promised building material, in favour of attending the opening of a sports centre.

Foreman Road settlement fire death toll rises to 3 as mom dies after dad, child

2017-11-14 18:16

The death toll from a fire that destroyed dozens of homes at the Foreman's Road settlement in Durban has risen to three after another person died in hospital.

Police probe fire in which 2 adults, 2 children died

2017-11-12 18:40

A fire in which two children and their parents died is being investigated, Gauteng police say.

100 firefighters monitoring fires in Western Cape

2017-11-09 13:02

Firefighters are still monitoring fires in Gordon's Bay and Simon's Town after vegetation fires broke out, authorities have confirmed.

Cape Town fires contained, hundreds of firefighters on scene

2017-11-08 09:19

Nearly 400 firefighters are on the scene of a fire in Gordon's Bay, while 60 firefighters have brought a fire near Simon's Town under control, officials say.

#News24 ICYMI: Qedani Mahlangu suspended from UK banking school; Zuma’s parties sponsored by 'corrupt' company and Cape fire disrupts power supply

2017-11-07 18:55

Ex-acting police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane in another corruption scandal and Qedani Mahlangu has been suspended by a banking school for the seriousness of allegations about the Life Esidimeni tragedy against her’.

California asks for $7.4bn for wildfire rebuilding

2017-11-06 08:25

California Governor Jerry Brown and lawmakers have asked the US government for $7.4 billion to help rebuild after a cluster of deadly fires tore through the state.

WATCH: 46 killed, dozens injured in explosive fireworks factory blaze in Indonesia

2017-10-26 13:31

At least 46 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a blaze that tore through a fireworks factory outside Jakarta, police have said, triggering explosions and sending plumes of black smoke into the air.

Portugal interior minister resigns after wildfires kill over 100 people

2017-10-18 13:56

Portugal's Interior Minister Constanca Urbano de Sousa has resigned as criticism mounts over the government's handling of a series of deadly forest fires that killed more than 100 people in four months.

 

Bedridden woman burnt to death in Cape Town house fire

2017-11-17 19:41

The tireless efforts of neighbours and passers-by to rescue a bedridden woman whose council flat was ablaze were not enough to save her from burning to death.

'Pieces of flesh were coming off their bodies' – neighbour describes Foreman Road fire

2017-11-16 10:14

A Durban man has described how he and other neighbours tried to save a family of three from a fire, but it was too late.

2-year-old killed, almost 1 000 displaced in Durban fire

2017-11-13 16:48

A massive blaze has razed a large part of the Foreman's Road Settlement in Clare Estate, killing a two-year-old, destroying more than 70 homes and displacing nearly 1 000 people.

Fireman assaulted, fire hoses cut by 'drunken hooligans'

2017-11-12 12:05

Firefighters battling a blaze in an informal settlement in Durban had to endure attacks from "drunken, idiotic people", who also cut their firehoses, a community member says.

'We screamed, we cried' - restaurant staff relive Gordon's Bay fire drama

2017-11-08 22:20

Employees at a Gordon’s Bay restaurant are trying to pick up the pieces after a massive fire in the area destroyed the food outlet.

PICS: More roads closed, limited access to Rooi Els due to Cape fire

2017-11-07 20:00

A fire has spread across an extensive area of vegetation on mountain slopes along Sir Lowry’s Pass, the City of Cape Town has said.

Tony Yengeni's house severely damaged in fire

2017-11-06 09:25

A house belonging to ANC national executive committee member Tony Yengeni has burned down in Cape Town.

No one injured in Auckland Park bus explosion

2017-10-31 20:18

Authorities have confirmed that no one was injured when a Metrobus caught fire and exploded on Kingsway Avenue in Auckland Park, Johannesburg.

One killed in Centurion retirement home fire

2017-10-21 08:29

One person has been killed after a fire broke out in a retirement home in Midstream in Centurion.

3 children, 3 adults killed in Cape Town blaze

2017-10-17 12:35

Six people, including three children, have been killed in a devastating blaze in Philippi, City of Cape Town fire and rescue services say.

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