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Footscray factory fire: Labor announces $1m plan to clean up contaminated waterway
Victoria

Footscray factory fire: Labor announces $1m plan to clean up contaminated waterway

The state government has vowed to clean up a Melbourne waterway that was left contaminated by toxic chemicals following a factory fire in West Footscray late last month. 

  • by Melissa Cunningham

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Emergency services fight to contain Perth petrol station fire

Emergency services fight to contain Perth petrol station fire

Two staff were working at the fuel station at the time of the incident, and emergency services confirmed they were accounted for and safe.

  • by staff writers
Firefighters extinguish unit fire in Wright, investigations underway
Canberra

Firefighters extinguish unit fire in Wright, investigations underway

Firefighters responded to an emergency call about 12.10pm on Monday and extinguished the blaze on the third floor.

Problem house was on council radar before someone 'lit a match'

Problem house was on council radar before someone 'lit a match'

A neighbour claims they saw someone pouring accelerant in and around the home, before lighting a match and fleeing.

  • by Toby Crockford
Boston gas blasts like 'Armageddon'
USA

Boston gas blasts like 'Armageddon'

Dozens of gas explosions across a cluster of towns north of Boston have set homes on fire and forced entire neighborhoods to evacuate.

Bushfire under control after closing highway west of Brisbane

Bushfire under control after closing highway west of Brisbane

Firefighters have contained a bushfire that closed the Warrego Highway and had residents to be ready to leave their homes.

  • by Toby Crockford
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Two girls dead, baby in hospital after Geelong East house fire
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Two girls dead, baby in hospital after Geelong East house fire

Two young girls aged one and two, have died after a house fire in East Geelong, believed to have been caused by an electric bar heater.

  • by Melissa Cunningham & Anthony Colangelo
Firefighters extinguish blaze as part of Fyshwick street closed
Canberra

Firefighters extinguish blaze as part of Fyshwick street closed

The fire was contained to an oven, with no injuries or structural damage reported.

  • by Blake Foden
Firefighters battle blaze at Flinders Street hotel

Firefighters battle blaze at Flinders Street hotel

Firefighters are at the scene of a building fire in Flinders Street in Melbourne's CBD.

  • by Melissa Cunningham
Australian firefighters were not being shot at: US sheriffs
USA

Australian firefighters were not being shot at: US sheriffs

The Yakima County Sheriff office said the incident, which occurred when Australian firefighters were working to control a fire, was "a misunderstanding".

  • by Kylar Loussikian
Australian firefighters shot at by men with scoped rifles in hours-long ordeal in US
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Australian firefighters shot at by men with scoped rifles in hours-long ordeal in US

A debrief note prepared by the US Forest Service reveals startling new details about the incident in remote Washington state.

  • by Kylar Loussikian