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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Bushfires

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# Life Down Under
'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.
# Australia
'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.
# Scott Morrison
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
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.
# Wildfires
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.
# Kangaroo Island
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.
# Scott Morrison
Australian prime minister confronted by angry residents on visit to wildfire-ravaged town
Since the fires began burning 18 people have died.
# New South Wales
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.
# Australia's burning
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.
# Wildfires
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.
# Scott Morrison
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’.
# crisis
Australian PM under pressure over Hawaii holiday while country battled extreme bushfires
Scott Morrison visited the New South Wales Rural Fire Service today.
# Heatwave
'Catastrophic' conditions as bushfires intensify in Australia
A record-breaking heatwave on the east coast has fanned hundreds of fires.
# Bushfires
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.
# playing conditions
'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
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
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
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.
# Destruction
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.
# blazes
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.
# Australia
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.
# Unprecedented
Sydney is facing a 'catastrophic' threat as Australia battles worst bushfires in a decade
A state of emergency has been declared in Queensland.
# Blazing
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
People are being asked to make mittens for koalas with burned paws
Poor Jeremy.
# lives at risk
Dozens of homes feared destroyed by raging fires in South Australia
Firefighters have been struggling to contain the blaze due to strong winds.
# Bushfires
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
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.
# Australia
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.
# Queensland Flooding
Australia lashed by "biblical floods" and bush fires
Queensland warned to prepare for floodwaters of up to 30ft.