Tag Archives: Australia

Two Australian Wildfires Merge into One

Several firefighters received minor burns     By NICK PERRY Associated Press BURRAGATE, Australia (AP) — Two wildfires merged to form a massive inferno in southeastern Australia and a man suffered serious burns protecting a home, in a night of ...

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Australians Leave Homes as Fire Danger Escalates

The unprecedented fire crisis in southeast Australia has claimed at least 26 lives     By NICK PERRY Associated Press EDEN, Australia (AP) — Thousands of people fled their homes and helicopters dropped supplies to towns at risk of nearby ...

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North Americans Adjust to Aussie Lingo During Wildfires

A look at what some firefighters from the U.S. and Canada are doing     By NICK PERRY Associated Press MORUYA, Australia (AP) — Bimbimbie. Wamban. Ulladulla. Australia’s place names can be a mouthful to pronounce, and it’s one of ...

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World’s Largest Volunteer Force Fights Australia’s Wildfires

To rural folks around the state, people like Schutz are heroes     By NICK PERRY Associated Press TOMERONG, Australia (AP) — The wildfire was behaving erratically last week, and Doug Schutz and his team needed to make a quick ...

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Australians on Southeast Coast Urged to Flee as Fire Risk Escalates

“If you can get out, you should get out,”     By NICK PERRY Associated Press TOMERONG, Australia (AP) — Residents in the path of wildfires razing southeast Australia were urged to evacuate on Thursday if they don’t intend to ...

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Californian in Australia Shares Advice from Paradise Fire

2018 wildfire killed 85 people     SOMERVILLE Australia (AP) — An American living in Australia who has endured wildfires on both continents is sharing heartfelt messages of hope and advice for those who have fled their homes Down Under. ...

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U.S. Sends More Firefighters to Australia

Another 100 to join 159 in country     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials said Tuesday they’re planning to send at least another 100 firefighters to Australia to join 159 already in the country ...

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Home Defense No Match for Australian Wildfire

Steel frame was no match for flames     By NICK PERRY Associated Press BALMORAL, Australia (AP) — With flames climbing as high as a 15-story building and menacing his supposedly fireproof home on three sides, Justin Kam ran to ...

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Australian Prime Minister’s Leadership Criticized During Wildfires

Critics argue he should take some of the feedback to heart     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — As his country burned, Australia’s prime minister was cursed and jeered out of a town, called an “idiot,” ...

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Storms Bring Relief and Danger to Australian Wildfires

Fire crisis in southeast Australia has destroyed 2,000 homes     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Thunderstorms and showers brought some relief for firefighters battling deadly wildfires across Australia’s drought-parched east coast on Wednesday, but also ...

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