Johannesburg airport in South Africa was forced to close runway 21L/03R on 5 September after a bush fire that started in a adjacent community entered the airport premises. Emergency services were able to extinguish the fire. Not without preventing damage to two stored aircraft from defunct airlines.
As a result of the blaze, two aircraft got damaged. One Boeing 737-300 of former ECAir (Equatorial Congo Airlines), registered TN-AJX (ex-KLM) and one former South African Express (or SAEXpress) aircraft (registration and aircraft type currently unknown).