A woman has died after a house caught alight in Bonteheuwel in Cape Town in the early hours of Monday morning. The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue spokesperson, Jermaine Carelse says the cause of the fire is being investigated. “Three fire fighting appliances, a rescue vehicle and 14 staff members were in[…]
Firefighters rushed to battle a large blaze when a MyCiti bus went up in flames on Nelson Mandela Boulevard on Thursday evening. The bus fire created a great commotion disturbing the flow of traffic on the incoming lane headed into the Cape Town CBD. The City’s emergency services responded promptly[…]
The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris weathered over 850 years, enduring multiple wars, religious strife, anti-religious sentiment of the French Revolution and decades of neglect, before a rooftop blaze severely damaged it. When King Louis VII of France sought to build a church on the central island of Paris, Bishop[…]
A massive explosion at a pesticide plant in eastern China killed 44 people and injured more than 600, state media said on Friday. The blast – which registered as a small earthquake in Jiangsu province – inflicted the latest casualties in a series of industrial accidents that has angered the[…]
At least 20 people have been killed and 50 injured after a train smashed into a barrier at Cairo’s main train station, state television and witnesses have said. Photographs on social media showed clouds of black smoke billowing from the building in central Cairo. Footage also showed fire engulfing the[…]
Western Cape fire crews supported by four helicopters fought tirelessly to contain the fire which was ravaging in the Franschhoek mountains. In a statement released by the Cape Winelands District Municipality’s (CWDM) Fire Services, which worked tirelessly together with their partners the CapeNature and Winelands fire Protection Association (FPA), confirmed[…]
Firefighters in the Franschhoek mountains have changed their strategy to keep the fire away from the town because of changed winds by doing a “backburn” from the Franschhoek Pass to the fire, the Cape Winelands District Municipality said on Thursday night. “The pass will serve as a firebreak while helicopters[…]
A fast-moving fire killed at least 70 when it swept through a historic district of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka. The blaze broke out Wednesday night in a residential building that had flammable chemicals stored on one floor. It then quickly spread to nearby buildings. Members of a bridal party are thought[…]
Firefighters were battling a blaze in the Silverboomkloof nature reserve on Monday, which is home to rare, giant silver proteas, Cape Town’s divisional fire commander Edward Bosch said. “The message that came through was that they have contained it but they are still busy over there,” said Bosch. He said[…]
A fire at a hotel in New Delhi has killed at least 17 people, including a child, according to officials. The blaze erupted in the early hours of Tuesday at Hotel Arpit Palace in a congested part of central New Delhi. Fire brigade and police officials said the death toll[…]
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