Queensland warned about hot, fast fire season
The Queensland Rural Fire Service says fires on parts of the state's coast will burn hotter and faster this season due to the ongoing dry.
Victims of deadly Australian bush fires 'stood no chance'
The victims of the deadly Black Saturday bush fires that swept across southeast Australia earlier this year stood no chance against the ferocity and speed of the flames because they were given insufficient warning about the impending catastrophe, an inquiry into the tragedy has heard.
Maths is the latest weapon against extreme bushfires
Mathematicians say new research could be a game-changer in predicting how catastrophic bushfires behave.
Tasmania's bushfires threat 'volatile' despite weather reprieve, third worker injured
A third person is injured fighting Tasmania's bushfires as authorities warn conditions remain volatile despite the downgrading of emergency warnings.
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State of emergency declared as NSW fire fears grow
Updated | NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has declared a state of emergency after the worst fire disaster in 45 years, and warned of mandatory evacuations as the state braced for hotter and drier conditions in the next few days.
Scott Morrison acknowledges smoke haze concerns as he stands by climate policies
The Prime Minister seeks to reassure Australians he understands community concerns about bushfires and smoke haze as the Federal Government faces criticism for its climate policies.
Fires in Australia, California strain shared firefighting resources — The Wall Street Journal
Australia is exposing vulnerabilities in a global system of shared resources aimed at fighting wildfires as fire seasons around the world grow longer and increasingly overlap.
Scott Morrison's voice breaks as he speaks about brave firefighters
Scott Morrison has been pictured for the first time since cutting his family holiday to Hawaii short and jetting back to Australia.
Out of control: bushfires blaze across Australia's east coast – in pictures
At least 100 homes have been destroyed in the bushfires, with two people dead and five unaccounted for
NSW fires so destructive thousands of koala bodies may never be found, ecologist says
Inquiry hears most koalas cannot move fast enough to get away from fires leaping from treetop to treetop