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[…]
Three bathing boxes at St James Beach in Cape Town have been gutted in a fire in the early hours of Saturday. The brightly coloured bathing boxes are iconic tourist attractions on the False Bay coastline. According to City of Cape Town law enforcement spokesperson Wayne Dyason, law enforcement officers[…]
The lawyer of a volunteer at a Gothic cathedral in western France’s Nantes town said he confessed to setting the building on fire that severely damaged its 17th-century organ and blew out stained glass. The 39-year-old accused, an asylum seeker from Rwanda who has lived in France for several years,[…]
Firefighters have brought under control a fire that broke out at a residential tower in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday night, Sharjah’s government media office said. Seven people were treated for minor injuries from the fire in the 48-storey Abbco Tower in Sharjah’s Al Nahda area[…]
A Shoprite store in Khayelitsha, Cape Town went up in flames on Tuesday morning as South Africans went shopping for essentials ahead of the national lockdown President Cyril Ramaphosa announced to the nation on Monday night. It is understood that the fire started before 08:00 when the store was still[…]
At least nine Palestinians were killed and 60 injured after a fire broke out in a bakery in the occupied Gaza Strip on Thursday. Six children were among the dead and 14 of the injured were in critical condition, according to the Palestinian health ministry. Witnesses said they heard an[…]
A woman died after her house went up in flames in Philippi, Cape Town, on Monday morning. Firefighters rushed to the Kosovo informal settlement just after 00:00 and managed to contain the fire to a single structure, according to the City of Cape Town’s fire and rescue services spokesperson Jermaine[…]
Three people, a woman and two children, died in a fire in the early hours of Sunday morning in Strand. The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Service responded at 3.30am to an alert that an informal structure was alight in the TV-Section, off Onverwacht Street. The fire crews[…]
Load shedding has been taking its toll on residents across the nation and Capetonians are no exception. While being left in the dark or without water is a huge inconvenience, some locals have reported that their homes burned to the ground, allegedly as a result of load shedding. Recently, a[…]
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