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National

Firefighters Told They Can't Crowdfund For Resources To Get The Job Done

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Australia’s exhausted firefighters say they feel forced to ask for donations so they can buy protective face masks and food, as the spotlight has turned to funding for adequate resources and support for brigades.

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Updated

At Least One Home Lost As Fire Hits Town On NSW South Coast

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An out of control fire in Shoalhaven, NSW has destroyed at least one home, with dozens of properties still under threat.

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National

Out Of Control Fire In South NSW Doubled In Size Overnight

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The bushfire in NSW's Shoalhaven region has been whipped up by westerly winds and has almost doubled in size overnight.

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National

Total Fire Bans Across NSW As Firefighters Battle 150 Blazes

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Total fire bans are in place for six fire regions around NSW as firefighters battle nearly 150 blazes statewide amid worsening conditions.

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Good News

Russell Crowe's Sweaty Cap Has Now Raised $400k To Help Firies

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A sweaty Rabbitohs cap and three billionaires have helped actor Russell Crowe donate $400,000 to NSW firefighters.

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National

Fires Set To Worsen Amid Hot And Windy Weekend Weather

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The NSW Rural Fire Service has put out a fresh warning for residents to prepare for fire ahead of a hot and windy weekend forecast.

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National

Volunteer Firefighter Accused Of Starting Seven NSW Bushfires

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A 19-year-old volunteer with the Rural Fire Service in southern NSW has been charged after he allegedly lit multiple fires and then returned to help fight them.

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Good News

Firies Dance In The Rain After Three Months Of Bushfires

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After battling blazes for 12 weeks, the skies finally opened above these firefighters -- and didn't they love it.

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National

2019's Fire Season Is Already NSW's Worst -- And It's Barely Begun

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Firefighters warned us of "unprecedented" bushfire danger -- and now we've got the scary statistics to back that up.

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National

Pregnant Firefighter Hero Explains Why She'll Continue Battling NSW Blazes

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Katherine Robinson-Williams is 13 weeks pregnant and in the midst of fighting the devastating fires that have torn through New South Wales.

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National

Russell Crowe Shares Photos Of Bushfire Damage To NSW Property

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Australian actor Russell Crowe has shared photos of his fire damaged property in NSW after bushfires tore through the area.

Bushfire Crisis

Bushfire Crisis

NSW Bushfire Victims Turn To Crowdfunding After Losing Everything

5 min read

Heartbroken families affected by the NSW bushfires have turned to crowdfunding for help to get their lives back on track, and the generosity of Aussies so far has been astounding.

Fran Molloy

Fran Molloy

Why Sydney’s First 'Catastrophic' Fire Warning Will Save Lives

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People in dangerous bushfire zones delay taking action until the last minute because they're too optimistic about their own risk, new research has shown.

James Norman

James Norman

ScoMo And Co Must Think Their Own Weather Bureau Is A 'Raving Woke Greenie'

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Since last weekend, more than 70 fires have surged across Australia's drought-ravaged East Coast, destroying hundreds of homes and tragically claiming lives in their wake.

Bushfire Crisis

Bushfire Crisis

Woman's House Burnt Down But She Refused To Let Her Horses Die

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As she watched her home burn to the ground, an elderly woman stayed put, fighting the fire and refusing to abandon her horses.

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News

How The 'Fires Near Me' App Could Help Save Your Life

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With NSW bracing for catastrophic fire conditions, residents have been urged to listen to local radio and download the Fires Near Me app for real-time updates.

Bushfire Crisis

Bushfire Crisis

Hundreds Of NSW Schools To Close Due To Bushfire Risk

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Hundreds of NSW schools and TAFE campuses will be closed due to the forecast 'catastrophic' bushfire risk.

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National

Fires Up Close: 'Unbelievable Sights' Of The 'Unprecedented' Blazes Across NSW And QLD

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As thousands of firefighters and residents battle more than one hundred blazes burning across NSW and Queensland, photos shared from the ground show just how close some of the fires are to destroying homes and communities.

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Updated

QLD And NSW Burn: Over 100 Fires, With 'Relentless' Conditions Ahead

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Multiple fast-moving fires have erupted across NSW, QLD and now WA, in an "unprecedented" emergency as firefighters warn conditions will only get worse.

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News

NSW Fires Upgraded To Watch And Act As Waterbombing Aircraft Called In

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Fires on the NSW mid-north coast have been upgraded again after threatening towns on Saturday.