Tag Archives: Australia

Wildfire in West Australia Burns More Homes

71 homes destroyed by Wednesday     PERTH, Australia (AP) — More than 70 homes have been lost in a wildfire outside Australia’s western city of Perth that is expected to continue burning for days. The fire had razed more ...

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59 Homes Lost in Australian Wildfire

17,000-acre wildfire near Wooroloo     PERTH, Australia (AP) — An out-of-control wildfire burning northeast of the Australian west coast city of Perth has destroyed at least 59 homes and was threatening more Tuesday, with many residents across the region ...

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Probe of Australia Wildfires Recommends Climate Risk Forecasts

Black Summer fires killed at least 33 people including 10 firefighters     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An investigation into Australia’s catastrophic wildfire season on Friday recommended greater efforts to forecast the impacts of climate ...

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Preliminary Report Released on C-130 Tanker Crash in Australia

American crew killed in crash on January 23, 2020     Australian Transport Safety Bureau The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has released the preliminary report from its ongoing investigation into the collision with terrain of a Lockheed C-130 large air ...

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Rain Drenches Australia Wildfires and Eases Three-Year Drought

Currowan Fire finally out     By NICK PERRY Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Drought, wildfires and now flooding have given Australia’s weather an almost Biblical feel this year. The good news is that a recent deluge in ...

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California Firefighters Return from Australia

Bodies of two in tanker crash sent home     By STEFANIE DAZIO Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the wildland firefighters, fresh off a long flight from Australia, strode into a Los Angeles fire station Wednesday morning, Marvin ...

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Arguments Grow Over Cause of Australian Wildfires

Debate grows over cause of fires     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — What’s to blame for scores of wildfires devastating Australia’s southeast? There’s an increasingly bitter face-off between those who say arson and those who ...

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As Forests Burn, Drinking Water is at Risk

Post-fire runoff can introduce pollutants   Boats are pulled ashore as smoke and wildfires rage behind Lake Conjola, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. Thousands of tourists fled Australia’s wildfire-ravaged ea

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Wildfire Creates State of Emergency in Australian Capital

Fire on Canberra’s southern fringe has burned over 53,000 acres     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian capital region declared a state of emergency on Friday because of an out-of-control forest fire burning erratically ...

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Video: Wind Causes Sudden Change in Australia Brush Fire

When the wind changes     Guardian News – Dashcam footage captured by the Dunmore Rural Fire Brigade on 4 January 2020. The footage shows just how quickly a bushfire can move when the wind changes direction.

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