Tag Archives: Australia

Winds Fan Fires in Australia’s Most Populous State

Catastrophic fire warning for Sydney     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Ferocious wildfires were burning at emergency-level intensity across Australia’s most populous state and into Sydney’s suburbs on Tuesday as authorities warned most people in ...

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Australian Wildfires Cause Cancellation of World Rally Championship

Safety of the more than 1,000 people involved considered     COFFS HARBOUR, Australia (AP) — The final round of the World Rally Championship has been cancelled because of concerns over destructive wildfires near the venue in the northeast of ...

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State of Emergency Declared in New South Wales

20 firefighters injured in wildfires     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s most populous state declared a state of emergency on Monday due to unprecedented wildfire danger as calls grew for Australia to take more ...

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Wildfires Raze Homes in Australia

Three dead, over 150 homes lost     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Wildfires razing Australia’s drought-stricken east coast have left three people dead, several missing and dozens injured, with over 150 homes destroyed, officials said ...

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Hundreds of Koalas Feared Dead in Australian Wildfires

Two-thirds of area burnt was a koala habitat     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Conservationists fear hundreds of koalas have perished in wildfires that have razed prime habitat on Australia’s east coast. Port Macquarie Koala ...

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At Least 30 Homes Destroyed in Eastern Australia Wildfire

Some from Rappville sent to hospital with burns     By TRISTAN LAVALETTE Associated Press PERTH, Australia (AP) — About 500 firefighters were battling out-of-control wildfires in eastern Australia that have destroyed up to 30 homes. More than 40 bushfires ...

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Australian Wildfire Seriously Injures Firefighter

110 fires across Queensland and New South Wales     CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Wildfires have left a firefighter seriously injured and destroyed several homes in an early start to the fire danger season in southeast Australia, officials said Saturday. ...

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Authorities Warn Wildfires Threaten Australian Towns

Over 70 aircraft are battling fires     MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — More homes were being threatened Tuesday by wildfires that have burned dozens of homes and buildings in rural southeast Australia. Victoria state Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp said ...

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Wildfire Helicopter Crashes During Water Refill in Australia

Aircrane crashed into a reservoir during wildfire     Nine News Australia – The aircraft plunged into the dam in Jericho, about 3 hours east of Melbourne, about 7.15pm yesterday. Join Nine News for the latest in news and events ...

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Australian Wildfires Raze Dozens of Homes

Power cut and livestock killed by wildfires   CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Wildfires razed dozens of homes in southeast Australia, cut power to thousands more and killed livestock, but most of the weekend blazes had been contained by Monday. There ...

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