FIRE

In photos: Fire destroys numerous homes in Hout Bay

City reports two people died

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11 March 2017

Angry residents stone fire engines for “being late”

Phumani Village residents say firefighters arrived after the community already had control of the blaze

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1 March 2017

Langa shack fire may have started because man tried to keep warm

"This is the third time that I have lost my shack to a fire. Everything of mine is destroyed." - resident

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15 August 2016

Gugulethu man dies in shack fire

Brother says cooking oil over-heated

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30 May 2016

Outsmarting shack fires

Four fires a day are reported in informal settlements. Reblocking might curb the devastation.

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12 February 2016

Dozens of fire victims still destitute in Masiphumelele

“No number” residents fear they will never get a house

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4 February 2016

Yet another devastating fire in Imizamo Yethu

Yesterday's fire follows the ones of 12 November and 26 December

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2 February 2016

‘City lied about land’ claim Masiphumelele leaders

Many people without land are still living in the community hall following last year’s fire

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21 January 2016

“Smoke was coming from the room where my children were sleeping”

Yesterday's fires left more than a hundred Capetonians homeless.

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13 January 2016

Fire in Langa destroys dozens of homes

A fire in an informal settlement in Langa earlier today destroyed dozens of shacks, leaving many homeless.

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12 January 2016

Fire leaves over 50 homeless in Khayelitsha

Residents of BT section in Site B Khayelitsha lost their homes and belongings after a fire hit the area late afternoon yesterday. Many do not know where they will sleep tonight.

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8 January 2016