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Oldest Brazilian fossil found in debris of National Museum

Oldest Brazilian fossil found in debris of National Museum

The fossil was discovered during an excavation in 1975 outside of the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte and is among the oldest in the Americas.

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Grass fire extinguished at Woden Cemetery

Grass fire extinguished at Woden Cemetery

Emergency services were called to the site on Yamba Drive just after 7pm.

  • by Han Nguyen
Quick-thinking neighbour praised for actions after house fire

Quick-thinking neighbour praised for actions after house fire

An unconscious elderly woman was rescued from a house filled with smoke.

  • by Han Nguyen
'Thick plumes of smoke': Fire destroys boat at Ascot Waters

'Thick plumes of smoke': Fire destroys boat at Ascot Waters

A fire has destroyed a boat moored at Ascot Waters on Thursday morning, triggering a smoke warning for commuter traffic in Belmont.

  • by staff writers
Services resume on Sunbury train line after reports of a fire
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Services resume on Sunbury train line after reports of a fire

Reports of a fire on a train in Melbourne's west has closed the Sunbury line with commuters hit by major delays. 

Ngunnawal house damaged by house fire
Canberra

Ngunnawal house damaged by house fire

Emergency services were called to the property on Honyong Crescent about 1pm.

  • by Han Nguyen
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Lives and homes in danger after lightning sparks Broome bushfire

Lives and homes in danger after lightning sparks Broome bushfire

Lives and homes may be in danger from a fast-moving and out-of-control bushfire in Western Australia's north that was sparked by lightning.

Fire-shocked Morningside students to go to Balmoral High for the week
Education

Fire-shocked Morningside students to go to Balmoral High for the week

Morningside State School students will spend the rest of the week at nearby Balmoral State High after fire destroyed much of the state school on Tuesday.

  • by Tony Moore & Toby Crockford
'I'm just devastated': Kids, parents react to suspicious school fire

'I'm just devastated': Kids, parents react to suspicious school fire

The first some Morningside State School students knew of their classrooms being caught in an early-morning blaze was when they arrived ready for another day.

  • by Toby Crockford
Fire guts primary school in Brisbane's east
Primary school

Fire guts primary school in Brisbane's east

Police believe the fire at Morningside early on Tuesday morning was deliberately lit.

  • by Toby Crockford
Tower offline at start of fire season after operator fell through hatch
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Tower offline at start of fire season after operator fell through hatch

A review prompted by an operator falling out of an ACT fire tower led to another tower being taken offline during the current bushfire season.

  • by Blake Foden