A father and his three-year-old child have died following a shack fire at the Good Hope informal settlement near Germiston, East of Johannesburg.
Over 100 people have been left homeless after a fire ripped through Palmiet Road informal settlement at Clare Estate in Durban.
Firefighting resources and staff are being stretched to capacity due to three fires raging in the Boland.
Fifteen children died in a fire that swept overnight through an orphanage in Haiti run by a US Christian non-profit group, authorities said on Friday, triggering renewed controversy over the proliferation of non-registered orphanages in the poorest nation in the Americas.
Firefighters in Australia held a minute’s silence on Friday for three U.S. colleagues killed in a plane crash as investigators began scouring the accident site in remote bushland.