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WA woman recalls frantic fight to save wife, son in Mandurah house fire

WA woman recalls frantic fight to save wife, son in Mandurah house fire

“My wife was so brave — she ran into the flames for my eldest son, [but] we could just not find him anywhere.”

  • by Carla Hildebrandt

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Unit block fire covers Brisbane university campus in black smoke

Unit block fire covers Brisbane university campus in black smoke

A block of units caught fire in an inner Brisbane suburb, causing black smoke to spread to the University of Queensland campus.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia
Brisbane recycling plant fire burns for hours

Brisbane recycling plant fire burns for hours

Initial investigations suggest spontaneous combustion may be behind the fire, which took five hours to extinguish.

  • by Toby Crockford
House fire in Banks engulfs tree

House fire in Banks engulfs tree

The fire was quickly controlled with the support of quick thinking neighbours.

Two fires close Lytton Road next to Port of Brisbane motorway

Two fires close Lytton Road next to Port of Brisbane motorway

Two fires at Lytton have caused heavy smoke on the Port of Brisbane Motorway on Tuesday afternoon.

  • by Lucy Stone
Rain to hamper search for nearly 1,000 people missing in California wildfire
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Rain to hamper search for nearly 1,000 people missing in California wildfire

Forensic teams are sifting through ash and dirt looking for the remains of 993 people still listed as missing.

  • by Terray Sylvester
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Firefighters save puppies and pets from Kallangur fire

Firefighters save puppies and pets from Kallangur fire

Firefighters rescued about 50 puppies, cats and other animals after a blaze broke out at a pet store north of Brisbane.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia
'It's scary': Denman Prospect residents fear homes could burn
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'It's scary': Denman Prospect residents fear homes could burn

A fire caused by a component of a solar power system installed in Denman Prospect homes has residents fearing the incident could happen again.

  • by Blake Foden
South West burn-offs prompt Perth smoke alert
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South West burn-offs prompt Perth smoke alert

The prescribed burns were being carried out by the parks and wildlife service, private landowners and local government.

  • by staff writers
Century-old hotel in outback Queensland destroyed by fire
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Century-old hotel in outback Queensland destroyed by fire

The Grand Hotel, built in 1910, was described as the earliest surviving hotel in the town of Hughenden until it was destroyed by fire on Friday night.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia
'Close call' for Hawthorn family as pool heater leaks carbon monoxide
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'Close call' for Hawthorn family as pool heater leaks carbon monoxide

A family is in hospital after an incorrectly installed pool heater flue leaked carbon monoxide and gave them CO poisoning.

  • by Christine McGinn