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National

National

Out-Of-Control Grass Fires Destroy Sheds And Vehicles In Victoria

1 min read

Fire crews have battled out-of-control fires in Victoria, with buildings and vehicles destroyed, and some residents earlier told it's too late to leave.

National

National

This Aussie Summer Came With A $2.2 Billion Price Tag From Natural Disasters

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A number of 'catastrophic' weather events sparking tens of thousands of insurance claims in three Australian states, have racked up a damage bill of more than $2 billion in just three months.

National

National

The Devastating Bushfire Left Off Summer's Extensive Roll Call

4 min read

Despite an already extensive list of bushfires this season in Queensland, NSW and Tasmania, one event in the heart of the country largely went unnoticed.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Melbourne Cafe Slammed For 'Offensive' Disability Joke

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

National

National

Farmer Who Lost Everything In Bushfires Spent Years Begging State To Backburn

3 min read

A farmer who lost his entire vineyard in the Victorian bushfires has slammed the state government for failing to help prevent the fires through backburning operations.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Aussie 'Hot Cop' Goes Viral With Thousands Of Comments

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday morning.

National

National

The Reality Of Staying Behind To Defend Your Property In A Bushfire

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When faced with the threat of fire, to stay and defend property is a dangerous and difficult decision to make -- but one Australians make every year.

National

National

Aussie Firefighter Loses Son, Back Battling Bushfire The Next Day

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Ray Wright has been battling blazes for 33 years. It was a passion his son, Michael, inherited.

National

National

Entire Town 'All But Wiped Off The Map' By Bunyip Fire

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It's believed the entire township of Tonimbuk just outside of Melbourne has been entirely obliterated by bushfire.

National

National

Momo Artist Says His Creation Is Now Dead And 'The Curse Is Gone'

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday morning.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Husband Allegedly Trapped Wife In Hot Tub, Drowning Her

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Nose Piercing Leaves Girl In Wheelchair

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

News

News

'Immediate Threat To Lives And Homes': NSW Bushfire Rages Out Of Control

1 min read

An out-of-control bushfire raging in northern NSW is spreading in multiple directions, threatening lives and properties.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Couple Brutally Shamed For Launching Fundraiser For Their Wedding

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

Features

Features

A Decade On, Black Saturday’s Scars Are Still Raw

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Like many Victorians, February 7th, 2009 is a day Ross and Isabella Lausidio will never forget.

National

National

'So Raw It Feels Like Yesterday': Black Saturday Remembered

5 min read

A lot can change in a decade.

Kelly O'Shanassy

Kelly O'Shanassy

When It Comes To The Environment, ScoMo Could Learn A Lesson From China

6 min read

The United States is known for audacious ideas. Some make little sense but are pursued relentlessly, like a border wall that will cost billions.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Aussie Dog Owners Warned After Dog Food Recall

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

National

National

Tassie Alight: Homes Lost, Fires Burning For Months, Water Supply Worries And Looting

3 min read

More than 66,000 hectares of land has been ravaged by fires in Tasmania, some burning since December.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Teenage Paedophile Jailed For Abusing Toddlers

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

News

News

'Leave Early': Warning Issued To Residents As Tasmanian Bushfires Intensify

2 min read

Firefighters are battling three major fires across the state and there are six emergency warnings in place.

National

National

Australia Just Had A Record Hot Year. This Is Our 'New Normal'.

2 min read

Australia has just sweltered through the third-hottest year on record, with climate experts warning of "extreme" temperatures and a lengthening fire danger season is the country's "new normal".

World

World

World's Worst Climate Disasters Cost $63 Billion In 2018

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Hurricanes and fires, fuelled by climate change, caused billions in damage this year, according to a new report.

Crime

Crime

Body Found In Bush Dumped Shortly Before Fire Started

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A body found in the Yarratt State Forest, near Taree is believed to have been dumped shortly before a bushfire started.

Crime

Crime

$13,000 Of Firefighting Equipment Stolen From Rural Station

1 min read

A defibrillator, a chainsaw, a car fridge, and a number of hoses and e-flares are among the vital emergency gear stolen from a rural Victorian fire station.

World

World

A Severely Burned Bear Nursed Back To Health Was Killed By A Hunter

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A young black bear that was nursed back to health after she suffered severe burns in a 2014 Washington wildfire has been killed by a hunter, wildlife officials confirm.

10 Yearly

10 Yearly

The Most Catastrophic Natural Disasters Of 2018

9 min read

While mother nature tried to tear cities apart, it was a compassionate and determined human spirit that put them back together.

National

National

Fiery Debate Over Bill For Emergency Text Messages

1 min read

At the height of the Queensland bushfires two weeks ago, emergency text messages were the fastest way to alert people of the impending danger.

National

National

Queensland BushFires: Footage Emerges Of Fires As Seen From Space

1 min read

Hundreds of bush fires ravaged more than a million hectares of land in central and southern Queensland.

World

World

Climate Change Directly Responsible For Some Extreme Weather Events: Study

2 min read

Many of the world's most extreme weather events in 2017 were made more likely and, in some cases, even caused by human activity and greenhouse gas emissions, according to a report published Monday.

Queensland Bushfires

Queensland Bushfires

What Happens When The Bushfires Stop Burning

3 min read

Dead animals, the smell of burnt bush, and rotten food in the fridge. These are the signs volunteers want residents to prepare for as they return to their homes ravaged by fire.

National

National

'It Still Haunts Me': 20 Years On From The Linton Bushfire Tragedy

3 min read

Matthew Armstrong always wanted to be a firefighter.

Richie Merzian

Richie Merzian

Greenlighting Adani While QLD Burns Is Like Pouring Kerosine On A Bonfire

3 min read

On Thursday afternoon, Queensland firefighters were battling an extraordinary 130 blazes across the state.

National

National

Pair Arrested For Allegedly Lighting Fires In Queensland

1 min read

Two men have now been accused of lighting separate fires near Rockhampton, as bushfires continue to rage across central Queensland.

Queensland Bushfires

Queensland Bushfires

'A Long Way To Go': 114 Fires Still Raging Across Queensland

4 min read

Residents are being warned the catastrophic bushfire emergency devastating the state will stretch into next week.

Queensland Bushfires

Queensland Bushfires

The Fearless Heroes Beating Back Queensland's Monster Fires

2 min read

Two nights ago I watched a bloke cry into his beer. A genuine, tough Aussie who lived off the land, who knew the land. What he didn’t know was how devastating the Deepwater bushfire was going to be.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Fires Raging In Queensland And Trump Cancels Putin Meeting

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

Queensland Bushfires

Queensland Bushfires

8,000 Residents Return To Homes After Fleeing 'Catastrophic' Fire Threat

1 min read

Residents of central Queensland town Gracemere have been told they can return home after being forced to evacuate amid serious fire danger. 

Queensland Bushfires

Queensland Bushfires

Number Of Evacuees Soars As More Than 100 'Catastrophic' Fires Ravage Queensland

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Almost 10,000 Queenslanders have been forced to flee their homes as bushfires fanned in catastrophic weather conditions bear down on their communities.

World

World

How A Gender-Reveal Stunt Sparked A Massive Wildfire

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A newly revealed video shows the stunt at a gender-reveal party for a U.S. Border Patrol agent's baby that sparked a massive wildfire in Arizona last year.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Queensland Fires And Rain Deluge In NSW

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

National

National

'Extraordinary' Climate Change Wreaking Havoc On Firefighting Efforts

5 min read

Fires burning around the world in spring, autumn and even winter could be our new normal, with fears that unprecedented weather conditions are creating a fire risks too difficult to contain.

National

National

'Do Not Return Home': Wind To Refuel Raging QLD Bushfires

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A large tanker has been brought in from New South Wales ahead of back up crews to help battle a dangerous and unpredictable bushfire north of Bundaberg.

National

National

Queensland Firefighters Battle 12-Metre Flames In 'Rare' Bushfire Event

3 min read

Firefighters and police have been doorknocking in communities north of Bundaberg, urging residents to leave as a 50km-long bushfire continues to burn into the night.

National

National

'Mate, I've Got Nothing To Worry About': Facing Bushfires With A Stubby In Hand

2 min read

In the face of the roaring flames, some Salt Ash residents are remarkably keeping their cool.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

NSW Fires And Trump Calls Migrants 'Criminals'

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

Updated

Updated

Warnings Downgraded In Hunter Region Fires, Firefighters Continue To Battle Blazes

1 min read

An emergency warning has been lifted for two fires burning in the Hunter Region.

Good News

Good News

Cat Clings To Firefighter After He Rescues It From California Fire

1 min read

Ryan Coleman was helping to battle the California blaze when he found his new furry friend.

Politics

Politics

Trump Just Called Fire-Ravaged Town 'Pleasure' Instead Of Paradise By Accident

2 min read

It's hard being the president.

National

National

Giant Firefighting Plane To Battle Aussie Summer Blazes

2 min read

It's the size of a passenger jet, and it's called Gaia.

World

World

California Fires Now Deadliest In State's History

1 min read

Emergency services have confirmed 13 more bodies have been found, bringing the death toll to 42.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Sandra Bullock Donates $100,000 To Help Animals In Wildfire

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Sandra Bullock again proved that she really is Miss Congeniality after she made a hefty donation to assist with rescuing the animal victims of the blazes.

World

World

The Devastating Wildfires Tearing Through California

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Strong winds were blowing again on Monday in California, and that is very bad news for millions of people hoping to avoid some of the most destructive wildfires the state has ever seen.

World

World

California Fires Could Be The 'New Abnormal' If Climate Change Continues

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A leading climate scientist says a worrying pattern helped light the match for the devastating California fires.

News

News

Man And His Dog Survive Horrific California Wildfires By Hiding In Creek

2 min read

Matt Armbruster survived the fire by hiding in a creek with his dog to stay safe.

TV

TV

'The Bachelor' Mansion Reportedly Burning In US Wildfires

1 min read

The luxury mansion where both 'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette' are filmed in the US has reportedly been affected by the devastating wildfires that have ripped through southern California.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Celebrities Evacuate As California Bushfires Worsen

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Celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga, Pink and Alyssa Milano have been forced to flee their homes as three separate wildfires tear through southern California.

News

News

Hot, Fast And Furious: Heatstorm Lashes Canberra

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Strong winds have lashed Canberra as an out-of-control bushfire rages on the outskirts of the city.

National

National

Australia Headed For A 'Double Whammy' Of A Hot And Dry Spring

2 min read

Australia is headed into a 'double whammy' of weather events that'll put the nation on track for an unusually hot and dry spring and summer.

World

World

NASA Is Watching The World Burn, And You Can Too

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The world is on fire. Sort of.