A massive fire has destroyed a Rohingya refugee camp in the Indian capital, New Delhi, leaving hundreds of people homeless. The blaze broke out at about 11:30pm on Saturday and quickly spread through the camp, reducing 55 ramshackle shelters to ashes in the Madanpur Khadar area in the capital city’s[…]
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has begun work to help save and restore valuable academic resources, including books, manuscripts, and maps, housed at the institution’s historical Jagger Library. Part of the library was destroyed by the raging fires in Cape Town at the start of the week. The Jagger[…]
University of Cape Town students are calling for further assistance as they prepare to return to their respective residences following the containment of the fire. This follows the damage caused to the university buildings and properties around the institution following a fire that broke out on the upper slopes of[…]
Two people have died in Blackheath when an informal structure caught alight early this (Monday) morning. Cape Town Fire spokesperson, Jermaine Carelse, says the bodies of an adult and child were burnt beyond recognition in Omo Court in Wimbledon when they arrived on the scene. The cause of the blaze[…]
An Easter Sunday fire tragedy at Delft has left four family members dead, which includes a couple and their five-month old twin boys. The fire ripped through the backyard dwelling of the Moses family in the early hours of this morning. The couple’s three older children survived the incident. City[…]
About ten families have been displaced following a fire that engulfed backyard structures at Delft in the early hours of this morning. City Fire and Rescue Services personnel were deployed to extinguish the blaze. In another fire, one person died and another sustained serious burn wounds in Gugulethu. This, after[…]
Two weeks ago, a fire ravaged through the Hadji Ebrahim informal settlement in Belgravia, Athlone. The fire believed to have been started by a candle, killed one person and displaced over 120. However, since then, occupants have not received starter-kits to help rebuild their homes. This is due to the[…]
A hearse transporting a corpse went up in flames in Paarl, Western Cape, on Saturday morning. Both the hearse and the coffin were destroyed but the body inside the coffin did not suffer damage, said Drakenstein municipality spokesperson Riana Geldenhuys. “Drakenstein municipality’s fire services responded to a fire call involving[…]
An enormous oil well fire that raged for more than five months in the northeast Indian state of Assam has finally been extinguished, officials said on Sunday. Engineers from state-run Oil India Limited (OIL) had battled the blaze in Assam state since an explosion on June 9, weeks after the[…]
The first forest fire of the season lit up on October 1 when a runaway fire broke out in the Wellington area and grew beyond control after being fanned by strong winds. The Drakenstein Farm Watch (DFW) team quickly arrived on the scene after the owner of Farm Welgegund asked[…]
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