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Good News

Bodycam Footage Captures Rescue Of Two Cats Trapped In Unit Fire

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Two lucky cats have been saved from a unit fire east of Brisbane by quick-thinking fire and ambulance officers.

National

National

'Improvised Explosive Device' Found Near Bank, Streets Cordoned Off

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A bomb response team has rendered an alleged 'pipe bomb' safe, after a "suspicious package" was found near a bank in the quiet northern NSW town of Mullumbimby.

National

National

Mapped Out: 'Fish Armageddon' And 'Horror Summer' Are Coming

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Another "horror summer" is on the cards, with authorities warning of "armageddon" of fire, fish deaths and more thanks to a potent combination of heat, drought, no rain, and river flow issues.

News

News

Heroic Firefighters Pull Man From Burning Home

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Firefighters have rescued a man from the kitchen of his burning home in Sydney's inner west.

National

National

'Superhero' Firefighters Honoured From Bravery During Sydney Stabbing Attack

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Four firefighters who helped detain accused Sydney stabber Mert Ney have described the "leap of faith" they took to help, risking their own lives in the process.

Inspiration

Inspiration

Classic Tail: Firefighters Rescue Cat Stuck In Chimney For 22 Hours

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A cat has been rescued by firefighters after being stuck in a Perth chimney overnight.

Crime

Crime

Footy Star's 'Heroic' Action In Fighting House Fire Praised By Neighbours

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Bulldogs NRL player Dylan Napa is used to feeling the heat, both on and off the field -- but Sunday saw him ran straight into a fire, helping to extinguish a blaze that threatened his neighbours’ homes.

Sydney

Sydney

Uncertainty For Evacuated Residents After 'Rapid Deterioration' Of Mascot Tower

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Another night of uncertainty lies ahead for hundreds of residents of Sydney's Mascot Towers after the building was evacuated over concerns of its structural integrity.

National

National

Sydney Highrise Evacuation After 'Movement' Detected

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Residents from 131 units have been evacuated from an apartment block in Sydney's inner-south after concerns over the "structural integrity" of the Mascot building.

Good News

Good News

Possum Freed From Glass Jar Stuck On Its Head After Rescue From Huge Tree

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A possum with its head trapped in a half-full jar of water has been rescued from a tree, after a multi-agency emergency response effort in Sydney.

News

News

Woman Trapped In Car For 16 Hours Saved By The GPS In Her Phone

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A NSW woman has walked away from a single-vehicle crash with an extraordinary tale of survival, after becoming trapped for more than 16 hours in the state's south.

National

National

Nail-Biting Mission To Rescue Young Boy Stuck In Chimney

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An eight-year-old boy has endured a painstaking rescue ordeal after he climbed into a chimney and got stuck.

National

National

Charlie The Dog And His Owners Rescued From Burning Yacht

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A Victorian couple and their dog, Charlie were rescued from the burning yacht off the coast of Queensland.

Good News

Good News

Wildcats Basketball Star Saves Dog From Burning House

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Perth Wildcats captain Damian Martin became an unlikely hero after rescuing a pet dog from a house fire.

National

National

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

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

News

News

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

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

Queensland Bushfires

Queensland Bushfires

The Fearless Heroes Beating Back Queensland's Monster Fires

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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.

National

National

'Extraordinary' Climate Change Wreaking Havoc On Firefighting Efforts

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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.

Good News

Good News

Cat Clings To Firefighter After He Rescues It From California Fire

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

National

National

Giant Firefighting Plane To Battle Aussie Summer Blazes

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

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.

Crime

Crime

CCTV: Family's Car Torched By Hooded Arsonist

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A family of eight is now fearing for their safety after an arsonist snuck onto their property, doused their car in petrol and set it alight -- the second time in six months.

National

National

Mass Evacuation After Chemical Leak At CBD Hotel

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Three floors of a Sydney hotel have been evacuated after a suspected chemical leak, with more than 20 people affected and more transported to hospital.

Updated

Updated

Miners Rescued Following Lift Malfunction

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Emergency services are currently working to extract the men.

News

News

Toxic Smoke Continues To Billow Through Melbourne

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Fire crews will work into the night to fully extinguish the blaze.

Updated

Updated

Pilot Dead After Helicopter Crashes During Bushfire Fight

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The aircraft crashed while fighting a bushfire.

World

World

Man Rescued From Mud With Parrot Perched On His Shoulders

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When this man tried to rescue his beloved pet parrot, he became the one who needed to be rescued, and his faithful parrot never left his shoulder.

National

National

Iconic Ayers Rock Roadhouse Up In Flames

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The iconic structure has been engulfed in flames.