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Gas pipeline struck by lightning in Forrest

Gas pipeline struck by lightning in Forrest

A lightning strike ruptured a gas line in Forrest on Thursday night.

  • by Jasper Lindell

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Duffy house destroyed after kitchen fire
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Duffy house destroyed after kitchen fire

The roof of the Tantangara Street home collapsed amid the blaze, which started in the kitchen. 

  • by Dan Jervis-Bardy & Steve Evans
Woman dies in her home after fire rips through Mill Park house
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Woman dies in her home after fire rips through Mill Park house

It's understood the woman, who was aged in her 50s and wheelchair-bound, was unable to escape.

  • by Melissa Cunningham
Man barricaded with a knife sparks street shut-down in Perth's south
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Man barricaded with a knife sparks street shut-down in Perth's south

A man who sparked a siege in Perth's southern suburbs after barricading himself inside a house armed with a knife has been taken to hospital for assessment.

  • by Anthony Anderson
Man dies after boat capsizes in Peaceful Bay
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Man dies after boat capsizes in Peaceful Bay

It’s understood the incident happened just after 10am on Wednesday, near Peaceful Bay.

  • by Hannah Barry
Police blow up explosive liquid found in raid north of Brisbane
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Police blow up explosive liquid found in raid north of Brisbane

A 45-year-old man was charged with a string of offences after bomb squad scrambled to detonate bottle.

  • by Lydia Lynch
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The suburbs where kids most often need rescuing from cars on hot days
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The suburbs where kids most often need rescuing from cars on hot days

Victoria's emergency services are receiving an average of seven calls each day to report children being locked in hot cars, and authorities are warning of a spike in numbers during January as temperatures soar.

  • by Erin Pearson
Snorkeller dies after getting stuck between rocks at Kiama Blowhole
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Snorkeller dies after getting stuck between rocks at Kiama Blowhole

NSW Ambulance said the group of four were snorkelling from Bushrangers Bay to Kiama on Monday when they were caught in a rip.

  • by Sarah Keoghan
Melbourne driver has lucky escape after car falls in sinkhole

Melbourne driver has lucky escape after car falls in sinkhole

A burst water main is believed to have caused the sinkhole in Gardenvale.

  • by Melissa Cunningham
What it's like as a water-bombing pilot during bushfire season
Canberra

What it's like as a water-bombing pilot during bushfire season

Kevin Jackson has been flying water-bombing aircraft for 20 years and is in Australia from Canada for the summer.

  • by Andrew Brown
Swimmer dies during Lorne Pier to Pub race
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Swimmer dies during Lorne Pier to Pub race

The death of a 65-year-old Beeac man cast a shadow over otherwise near-perfect conditions at the annual open water race.

  • by Joe Hinchliffe