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Fire danger prompts closure of Avon Valley National Park

Fire danger prompts closure of Avon Valley National Park

The Department of Parks and Wildlife have closed the park from today until January 21 due to a severe fire danger rating. They urge everyone to avoid the area.

  • by staff writers

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Child rescued from fire in Sydney unit block

Child rescued from fire in Sydney unit block

Fire crews found two cars alight in the basement of the block in Crown Street at Granville.

  • by Ben Weir
Police minister backs response to car fires, would like more arrests
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Police minister backs response to car fires, would like more arrests

Mick Gentleman would like to see more arrests and convictions for car fires, which are continuing around the city.

  • by Jasper Lindell
Four men escape overboard as fire engulfs vessel on Sydney Harbour
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Four men escape overboard as fire engulfs vessel on Sydney Harbour

The luxury cruiser was not so lucky, with the cost of the damage estimated at $60,000.

  • by Jenny Noyes
Boat and trailer found ablaze after theft from Gold Coast house fire

Boat and trailer found ablaze after theft from Gold Coast house fire

The tinnie and trailer were stolen from an Ashmore home that had "this is for f---ing my wife" spray painted on the outside.

  • by Toby Crockford & Lydia Lynch
Total fire ban declared as heatwave brings very high fire danger
Canberra

Total fire ban declared as heatwave brings very high fire danger

The Emergency Services Agency has issued a total fire ban for the ACT until midnight on Tuesday.

  • by Jasper Lindell
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'This is for f---ing my wife': Ute crash burns Gold Coast house
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'This is for f---ing my wife': Ute crash burns Gold Coast house

Police would not comment on the graffiti making reference to another man's wife believed to be spray painted on the outside of the home.

  • by Lydia Lynch
Toll mounts in bakery gas explosion in Paris
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Toll mounts in bakery gas explosion in Paris

Four people were killed after a powerful blast shattered windows and overturned cars in Rue de Trevise in the 9th arrondissement of Paris.

Bushfire watch and act alert for Gidgegannup, north-east of Perth
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Bushfire watch and act alert for Gidgegannup, north-east of Perth

A bushfire watch and act alert has been issued for people in the north-eastern part of Gidgegannup, north-east of Perth.

  • by staff writers
Police called in after Canberra house destroyed by fire
Canberra

Police called in after Canberra house destroyed by fire

The occupants of the house are believed to have self-evacuated, and nobody was injured.

  • by Blake Foden
Fire destroys $250,000 worth of surfboards on Sydney's northern beaches
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Fire destroys $250,000 worth of surfboards on Sydney's northern beaches

Emergency services were called to Collaroy surf factory Wind Surf "n" Snow on Anzac Avenue on Thursday about 7:50 pm after reports of a fire.

  • by Sarah Keoghan