Firefighters managed to contain and extinguish the fire at 04:23 and no injuries were reported.
Local ward councillor Aaron Maluleka says affected families have been promised food parcels and relocation.
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Preventing disastrous runaway veld fires
Although this is a challenge in South Africa, due to its drought cycles, water scarcity and climate change, proactive landowners can help increase their resilience and protect their livelihoods.
Police divers retrieved his body. An inquest docket was opened.
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Farms hit by Free State fires could take three years to recover
A toxic mix of dry and hot weather, coupled with protest action and a rogue spark from an angle grinder resulted in hundreds of farms in the Hertzogville, Boshoff, Dealesville and Hoopstad areas being adversely affected. 
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Free State fire victim recovering
MAP Scientific Services (Maps) fire monitoring has established that more than 96,460 hectares (964km2 ) of farmland were affected by four large fires which made up the Hertzogville fire complex last week.
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Watch: Free State fire damage recovery cost estimated at R400m

Disasters Watch: Free State fire damage recovery cost estimated at R400m

A young farmer, Tewie Nel, who sustained third-degree burns to his face, leg and arm while fighting the fire is stable in an intensive care unit and recovering.

Disasters VIDEO: Government’s ‘silence’ on FS, NC fires failing farmers ‘once again’, says union

The portfolio committee on agriculture, land reform and rural development on Tuesday called on minister Thoko Didiza to declare the areas ravaged by the fires disaster areas.

Disasters 65-year-old woman dies during shack fire in Eastern Cape

The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage and police have opened an inquest docket for investigation.

Disasters Fire breaks out at Cape Gate hospital, two people treated for smoke inhalation

The fire was extinguished just after 10pm and crews managed to clear the smoke logged areas.

Disasters Three-year-old girl declared dead after drowning in a swimming pool

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are not known.

Disasters ‘No need to panic’, says Geoscience council after five tremors in one day

The council explained that the tremors were not unusual, especially the one on the West Rand.

Disasters WATCH: 139-year-old Durban mosque goes up in flames

The cause of the fire remains unknown at this stage.

Crime One suspect found dead after supermarket ‘bombed’ by gang in Mpumalanga

Images on social media showed the extent of the damage to the supermarket.

Disasters Man on ventilator, woman burnt severely after petrol bomb attack in CT

A crowd surrounded and attacked their vehicle during violet protests.

Disasters In Pictures: Fire ravages Pretoria informal settlement

About 50 shacks have burned and two people were transported to hospital after a fire broke out on Saturday morning.

Disasters Fire damages part of children’s home in Cape Town

No injuries were reported and all residents have been accounted for.

Disasters Pretoria high school fire incident probed

A block at the school was engulfed in flames on Thursday afternoon.

Disasters WATCH: Cape Town rain leaves a neighbourhood under water

Zwelitsha homes were flooded when Diep River burst its banks




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