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Death toll climbs with 1000 still missing in California fires

Death toll climbs with 1000 still missing in California fires

Touring fire-affected areas, US President Donald Trump said people had to "see this to really understand" the scale of the devastation.

  • by Michael Idato

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Number of missing hard to peg in deadly California wildfire
Emergency services

Number of missing hard to peg in deadly California wildfire

Some of the people on the list have been confirmed dead by family and friends on social media. Others have already been found safe.

  • by Janie Har
California officials try to account for hundreds missing in fire's wake
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California officials try to account for hundreds missing in fire's wake

Meanwhile, Donald Trump has doubled down on his criticism of California for, in his view, failing to manage forests.

  • by Kathleen Ronayne & Sudhin Thanawala
Port Hedland to Broome highway closed as fire approaches roadhouse, mine camp

Port Hedland to Broome highway closed as fire approaches roadhouse, mine camp

An out-of-control fire is blocking the only road between Port Hedland and Broome, and threatening a nearby roadhouse, Aboriginal community and mine camp. 

  • by Heather McNeill
Firefighters work to control blaze in Ipswich
Ipswich

Firefighters work to control blaze in Ipswich

Two Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crews remain on scene to put out the blaze at Camira, Ipswich.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia
Will Paradise High School die even after surviving ferocious wildfire?
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Will Paradise High School die even after surviving ferocious wildfire?

The Camp wildfire - the deadliest in California's history with at least 50 dead and hundreds missing - left the school standing but its fate remains uncertain.

  • by Hailey Branson-Potts
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More bodies found as California wildfire death toll climbs
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More bodies found as California wildfire death toll climbs

Authorities have released a list of more than 130 people still missing, warning that the death toll will likely rise further.

  • by Michael Idato
Victims of California's mega-fire will sue electricity company
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Victims of California's mega-fire will sue electricity company

The lawsuit accuses Pacific Gas & Electric of failing to maintain its infrastructure and properly inspect and manage its power lines.

Former firefighter found guilty of lighting fires along NSW South Coast
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Former firefighter found guilty of lighting fires along NSW South Coast

Debbie Narel Brereton wiped away tears when she was convicted of lighting four fires in the Shoalhaven area.

  • by Alasdair McDonald
'The new abnormal': California fires rage as dry winds menace
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'The new abnormal': California fires rage as dry winds menace

Devastating wildfires in California, which have now claimed 44 lives, are burning an area equivalent to almost half of Sydney's urban zone.

  • by Michael Idato
Fire toll reaches grim record as firefighters battle wildfires and Trump's tweets
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Fire toll reaches grim record as firefighters battle wildfires and Trump's tweets

At least 228 people were still missing as of early Monday in a California wildfire that has broken the record for the state's worst.

  • by Michael Idato