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Dumpsite fire that smoked out Pietermaritzburg is finally out

Firefighters have finally extinguished the fire at the New England Road landfill site in Pietermaritzburg, which had engulfed the KwaZulu-Natal capital in thick clouds of toxic smoke since it flared up more than a week ago

Residents raise a stink over landfill

The years-long battle against the EnviroServ waste site at Shongweni has taken a new turn

Zimbabwe fire brigade on frontline after protests

Bulawayo's fire brigade should have 320 employees but is 70 people short because of budget cuts

EFF opens murder case against Gauteng MECs over firefighters’ deaths

Political parties and trade unions pointed the finger at who they say is responsible for the deaths of the three firefighters

#JoburgsBravest: ‘Firefighters had to use their hands to put out fire’

As the city remembered the lives of three firefighters, the government has been blamed for their deaths

Editorial: From the embers of fire, stoke hope

It is the likes of emergency services —the firemen and the paramedics —who bear the brunt for shortfalls in the public purse

Firefighters grounded in risky season

Fire season is upon Mpumalanga and its forestry industry, but several key firefighting aircraft remain grounded.

Money burns in SA’s forests of fire

The firestorms that flare up in Mpumalanga during the dry season can turn forestry, farming and conservation princes into paupers.

Working on Fire: the firefighters that won’t quit

While most firefighters wait for blazes to come to them, the men and women of Working on Fire hike into the mountains, finding flames to put out.

Damage to be assessed after St Francis Bay fire

Mop-up operations have continued in St Francis Bay in the Eastern Cape after a blaze destroyed more than 100 houses.

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