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Water bombers called in as out-of-control bushfire rages near Gympie

Water bombers called in as out-of-control bushfire rages near Gympie

Locals have been told to be ready to leave their homes for almost 24 hours as thick, black smoke blankets the area.

  • by Toby Crockford

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'The daughters lost everything': Why more Australians need to be prepared for disaster season

'The daughters lost everything': Why more Australians need to be prepared for disaster season

First responders say the difference between those who say "I wish I had" and those who say "I'm glad I did" can be devastating.

  • by Cassandra Morgan
Home destroyed, damaged in NSW bushfire

Home destroyed, damaged in NSW bushfire

A home has been destroyed, another has been damaged and several small structures have been lost in a bushfire on the NSW South Coast.

'Too late to leave': Out-of-control bushfire sparks emergency warning
Fire & Rescue

'Too late to leave': Out-of-control bushfire sparks emergency warning

The fire, burning at Yankees Gap in Bemboka, appears to be headed towards Bega.

Experts warn Canberra is facing the same bushfire conditions as 2003
Canberra

Experts warn Canberra is facing the same bushfire conditions as 2003

The Bureau of Meteorology recorded the lowest rainfall on record at two of its Canberra stations this winter.

  • by Finbar O'Mallon
Power companies can hike bills to cover wildfire lawsuit costs

Power companies can hike bills to cover wildfire lawsuit costs

California energy company PG&E faces financial ruin otherwise, but a consumer group is angry, saying "everybody's getting protected, but customers".

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'Dirty work for the firies': Residents urged to avoid smoky areas as blaze brought under control
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'Dirty work for the firies': Residents urged to avoid smoky areas as blaze brought under control

Hours after a huge warehouse blaze was brought under control, residents of 11 suburbs in Melbourne's west are being urged to stay away from smoky areas.

  • by Simone Fox Koob & Melissa Cunningham
Horror forecast has CFA on high alert - and it's only winter
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Horror forecast has CFA on high alert - and it's only winter

NSW’s month of bushfires – in the middle of winter – has Victorian authorities preparing for a horror fire season.

  • by Liam Mannix
Fifth teenager charged over Blue Mountains fire

Fifth teenager charged over Blue Mountains fire

NSW Police have charged a 15-year-old boy after a fire was allegedly lit by a group of teenagers at the base of a cliff in Blaxland in the Blue Mountains region.

  • by Perry Duffin
Bushfire season brought forward amid increased risk of extreme weather
Canberra

Bushfire season brought forward amid increased risk of extreme weather

The ACT's bushfire season will start on September 1, as the Bureau of Meteorology forecasts a 50-50 chance of an El Nino event.

  • by Blake Foden
Fire ban extended across south-east Queensland
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Fire ban extended across south-east Queensland

The ban has been extended across several local government areas until Wednesday midnight.

  • by Lucy Stone