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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

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Australian firefighters were not being shot at: US sheriffs
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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
Electric blanket sparks fire inside Weston Creek apartment

Electric blanket sparks fire inside Weston Creek apartment

Residents have evacuated an apartment complex in Holder after a fire erupted inside one of the units.

Sore throats, stinging eyes, coughing: Residents feel ill weeks after West Footscray fire

Sore throats, stinging eyes, coughing: Residents feel ill weeks after West Footscray fire

Migraines were something Yarraville mum Juanita McLaren and her son Tibor, 12, had never experienced until two weeks ago.

  • by Rachael Dexter & Goya Dmytryshchak
Home, cars, boat engulfed in flames in Arana Hills

Home, cars, boat engulfed in flames in Arana Hills

A house has been engulfed in flames north-west of Brisbane on Monday morning, with a woman taken to hospital.

  • by Lucy Stone
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'I had him': Hero neighbour's despair after fatal blaze

'I had him': Hero neighbour's despair after fatal blaze

A father-of-two was one of several Good Samaritans who tried to make a difference to the outcome.

  • by Angela Thompson
Migraines, blood noses: Children ill after West Footscray blaze

Migraines, blood noses: Children ill after West Footscray blaze

Children living near a creek contaminated by toxic chemicals from a factory fire have since suffered migraines, nose bleeds and sore throats.

  • by Benjamin Millar
Woman dragged to safety from Hamilton Hill house fire
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Woman dragged to safety from Hamilton Hill house fire

A woman was dragged to safety by a neighbour after a fire broke out at a house in Perth's southern suburbs on Tuesday evening.

  • by staff writers
Multiple fatalities after munitions depot blast in South Africa

Multiple fatalities after munitions depot blast in South Africa

South African authorities say at least eight people have been killed in an explosion at a munitions plant near Cape Town.

Blitz on dangerous chemicals to target inner west

Blitz on dangerous chemicals to target inner west

Authorities will be conducting a blitz on industrial premises in Melbourne’s inner west after a massive fire tore through a factory in West Footscray last week.

  • by Melissa Cunningham