Fire and Rescue Services

Three railway carriages set ablaze in protest action

Three railway carriages have been set alight in Philippe on Sunday evening. Spokesperson for the Fire and Rescue Services, Theo Layne, confirmed that the team responded to the blaze in Leonard Radu Road at 19h20. Layne said Firefighting crews were initially prevented from extinguishing the fire, but eventually managed to[…]

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400 left homeless in Cape Town fires

A fire on Monday night damaged two houses and destroyed 100 shacks in Athlone, the City of Cape Town has confirmed. Spokesperson Liezl Moodie said the blaze broke out at 21:40 at the Vygieskraal informal settlement in 8th Avenue, Belgravia Estate. About 400 people were displaced. No injuries were reported,[…]

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Fires leave at least 100 homeless

At least 100 people have been displaced after two fires in Cape Town, the city’s fire and rescue services said on Sunday. The first fire broke out at Military Heights informal settlement in Seawinds around 18:00 on Saturday, said spokesperson Theo Layne. Up to 70 wood and iron structures were[…]

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