Cape Town fire and rescue officials say fire fighters will continue battling a blaze that’s raged overnight on the slopes of Signal Hill and Lion’s Head mountains in the Cape Peninsula. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined. At least 80 fire fighters are monitoring the blaze.[…]
Firefighters battled a blaze at a house in Belhar, Cape Town, in a suspected petrol bomb attack on Saturday. It’s understood the house is owned by Cape Town taxi boss and underworld figure Colin Booysen, although it’s not his primary residence. The City of Cape Town’s fire and rescue services[…]
There’s been yet another shack fire in Cape Town, this time in Masiphumelele. The Fire and Rescue’s Theo Layne said: “Fifty informal structures were destroyed in the fire that left approximately 150 people displaced with no injuries reported. Approximately 65 firefighters were dispatched to the incident and the fire was extinguished[…]
A ten-year-old rescued his mother and two-year-old cousin from a shack fire in which his infant nephew‚ Athaluve Sixakwe‚ died in the early hours of Monday. The fire left 70 people homeless in Kwa 5‚ Doornback informal settlement‚ opposite Dunoon near Milnerton‚ Cape Town. The grade 4 Sophakama Primary School[…]
One person has died in a fire in a Metrorail train bound for the Cape Town Station. According to the City’s Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson, Theo Layne, the gender of the victim is unknown at this stage. Layne confirmed that another adult female has sustained serious burns and three adult[…]
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