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# bushfires - Thursday 26 March, 2020

'People are saying ‘Wake me up when it’s 2021'' - Colin O'Riordan's strange season in Sydney

The Tipperary native and his Sydney Swans team-mates have had plenty to contend with this year.

# bushfires - Friday 31 January, 2020

'It may become uncontrollable': State of emergency in Canberra as bushfires close in

Authorities also warned of so-called ember attacks, where winds blow glowing ash ahead of the fire front.

# bushfires - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Australian prime minister considers public inquiry into bushfires as death toll rises

At least 27 people have now been killed in the months-long crisis.

# bushfires - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Australian wildfires: new evacuation notices issued as area the size of Ireland now scorched by blazes

Searing temperatures are expected to return to the southeast of the country tomorrow.

# bushfires - Monday 6 January, 2020

Australia to pay ‘whatever it takes’ to deal with wildfires

At least 25 people have been killed and 2,000 homes destroyed by the blazes.

# bushfires - Sunday 5 January, 2020

Thousands of koalas 'key to future of species' feared dead after bushfires sweep Australian sanctuary

The fires have flared up in the southeast of the country in a months-long crisis.

# bushfires - Thursday 2 January, 2020

Australian prime minister confronted by angry residents on visit to wildfire-ravaged town

Since the fires began burning 18 people have died.

# bushfires - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Australia scrambles to reach thousands stranded by bushfires as death toll rises

Blazes have killed at least 17 people and destroyed more than 1,000 homes.

# bushfires - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Firefighters in Australia share footage of truck being overrun by bushfires

The death toll from more than three months of wildfires in multiple states now stands at 12.

# bushfires - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

Australian PM says volunteer firefighters from public sector will get paid leave

Nine people have been killed and more than 950 homes destroyed in the wildfires.

# bushfires - Monday 23 December, 2019

Australia's PM rules out cuts to coal industry despite deadly bushfires over area the size of Belgium Scott Morrison This post contains videos

Australia's PM rules out cuts to coal industry despite deadly bushfires over area the size of Belgium

Scott Morrison’s says his country’s response to climate change must be ‘responsible’.

# bushfires - Sunday 22 December, 2019

Australian PM under pressure over Hawaii holiday while country battled extreme bushfires

Scott Morrison visited the New South Wales Rural Fire Service today.

# bushfires - Saturday 21 December, 2019

'Catastrophic' conditions as bushfires intensify in Australia

A record-breaking heatwave on the east coast has fanned hundreds of fires.

# bushfires - Saturday 7 December, 2019

Australia braces for heatwave as more than 100 fires burn

Sydney has been engulfed in toxic smoke for weeks and occasionally sprinkled with snow-like embers.

# bushfires - Thursday 5 December, 2019

'My eyes are stinging' - Golfers complain as Australian Open shrouded in bushfire smoke

New Zealand’s Ryan Chisnall even wore a face mask during the tournament’s opening round in Sydney.

# bushfires - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Lewis the koala dies from burn injuries after being rescued from Australian bushfire last week

Last week, a video went viral of a woman who walked into a bushfire to save the koala.

# bushfires - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Australian PM denies his climate policies caused bushfires as 'code red' issued

Drought, unseasonably hot, dry and windy conditions have fuelled the unprecedented blazes.

# bushfires - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Death toll from devastating Australia bushfires rises to four

A man’s body was discovered in a scorched area of bushland near the New South Wales town of Kempsey.

# bushfires - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Australia remains on high alert as the country deals with devastation from widespread bushfires

A helicopter crashed yesterday while trying to bring the fires under control.

# bushfires - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Australians warned to seek shelter from bushfires as it's 'too late to leave' their homes

Eleven bushfires along the country’s east coast have been declared as emergencies.

# bushfires - Monday 11 November, 2019

State of emergency declared in Sydney over threat of 'catastrophic' bushfires

It is the first time the city has been placed at the top level of fire warning.

# bushfires - Sunday 10 November, 2019

Sydney is facing a 'catastrophic' threat as Australia battles worst bushfires in a decade

A state of emergency has been declared in Queensland.

# bushfires - Saturday 9 November, 2019

Three dead and hundreds of homes destroyed in Australia as 'ferocious fires' continue to burn

Over 1,000 firefighters are working round the clock to tackle the huge blazes.

# bushfires - Thursday 8 January, 2015

# bushfires - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Dozens of homes feared destroyed by raging fires in South Australia

Firefighters have been struggling to contain the blaze due to strong winds.

# bushfires - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Soaring temperatures and dry winds hamper Australia firefighting effort

The crisis is now entering its seventh day. 200 homes have been destroyed, and one life has been lost.

# bushfires - Monday 21 October, 2013

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning.

# bushfires - Sunday 20 October, 2013

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning.

# bushfires - Friday 18 October, 2013

Bushfires cause death and devastation in New South Wales

The bushfires across Australia’s most populous state are among the worst in the past decade.

# bushfires - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Cooler weather aids Australia firefighters

Firefighters are taking advantage of cooler temperatures to quell bushfires across Australia, but warn of hotter weather will return this weekend.

# bushfires - Monday 7 February, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: Political reform on the agenda for all political parties; 100 Ryanair passengers stage a “mutiny” and – oops, Silvio’s done it again.

# bushfires - Saturday 1 January, 2011

Australia lashed by "biblical floods" and bush fires

Queensland warned to prepare for floodwaters of up to 30ft.