On Sunday evening, numerous residents in the Devil’s Peak area reported seeing people lighting fires on the mountain. One resident, and his dogs, sprang into action.
SANParks, which manages Table Mountain National Park, is being accused of ignoring warning signs years in the making.
A massive explosion at Balongan oil refinery in West Java, Indonesia, in the early hours of Monday morning caught residents unaware.
In just a week, a massive fire raging in the mountains and veld above Stellenbosch and Franschhoek managed to spread to three municipalities.
Eskom’s coal-fired Kendal Power Station in Ogies, Mpumalanga, caught alight this morning. The blaze has since been extinguished, and the power utility says this won’t affect operations.
Yesterday afternoon, Cape firefighters battled two separate fires, with strong winds making their jobs even tougher.
We’re entering the Cape’s peak fire season, which means choppers in the air and brave firefighters on the ground battling blazes.
A faulty electrical heater set off a series of events in a Russian city, that culminated in an impromptu fireworks display.
Multiple people are being treated after an explosion sent a Pinetown chemical factory up in flames.
Revving one’s engine, repeatedly and as loudly as possible, is deserving of a swift bout of karma. On Long Street, karma delivered.
As winds pummelled Cape Town’s City Bowl on Saturday, a fire first seen above Deer Park quickly spread, leading to some residents in Oranjezicht evacuating their homes.
A massive fire broke out at a compost plant in Diepsloot this morning, causing road closures of Summit Road west, going towards the R511.
Drone footage of conditions in San Francisco shows an almost otherworldly setting, with massive wildfires spreading through California and Oregon.
Another gender reveal party has ended in disaster, when a couple exploded a device in California.
A man’s best intentions went up in flames after he tried to create a romantic environment in which to propose to his girlfriend.
In another daring catch and rescue, two children were caught by onlookers when they jumped from the third floor of a burning building.
Phillip Blanks, a former Marine, helped save a toddler dropped three floors from the balcony of a burning building.
Sea Point resident Peter Wagenaar has been feeding the homeless in his area during the lockdown period. On Wednesday morning, he woke up to his car being torched.
A fire on Kloof Street, which started above Arnold’s Restaurant, opposite the Lifestyle Centre, has gutted four apartments, and caused damage to a fifth.
A paper mill in Maine, USA, was rocked by an explosion on Wednesday. It was caught on camera from a few different angles.
More than 200 firefighters on the scene below Tafelberg road and near Signal Hill are working tirelessly to get the fires under control.
A man waiting for his girlfriend at OR Tambo found out the hard way that not all power banks are created equal.
The word ‘apocalypse’ has been used to describe the situation in Australia all too often these past few weeks, and it’s entirely justified.
The news from Down Under has been tough to watch these past few weeks, but there is hope in amongst all of the destruction.
It’s estimated that well over a billion animals have died during the latest round of Australian bushfires, with the long-term survival of some species now under threat.
The bushfires appear to be the product of a combination of climate change, human error, and deliberate arson. Sadly, an estimated one billion animals have now died.
Australia has been plagued by out-of-control bushfires, reducing the air to a thick apocalyptic haze that blocks out the sun.