Bushfires

Thousands flee bushfires as Israel alleges `arson terror`

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said residents in eight Haifa neighbourhoods had been told to leave due to six separate fires.

Nov 25, 2016, 00:23 AM IST

Australia grants fund to prevent bushfires

The Australian government on Monday allocated USD 2 million to prevent deadly bushfires from ravaging rural Victorian communities.

Aug 17, 2015, 13:20 PM IST

Bushfires follow Australia`s third-hottest year

Australia experienced its third-hottest year on record in 2014, paving the way for an early start to the bushfire season, scientists said Tuesday as hundreds of firefighters battled blazes in three states.

Jan 06, 2015, 16:55 PM IST

Australia minister cites Wikipedia to dismiss bushfire-climate link

Australian Environment Minister Greg Hunt has played down links between the country`s bushfire disaster and climate change after he "looked up what Wikipedia said".

Oct 24, 2013, 18:54 PM IST

Australian state faces new bushfire emergencies

The Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) is facing three new bushfire emergencies with two fires burning near Newcastle and one in the Blue Mountains as extreme weather conditions remain in the state, local media reported Wednesday.

Oct 23, 2013, 16:30 PM IST

Australia wildfires not yet contained fully

The scores of wildfires that destroyed over 100 homes and other buildings in southern Australia have reduced after temperatures cooled from record highs, officials said on Wednesday.

Jan 09, 2013, 10:08 AM IST

Bushfires threaten Australia town

A major bushfire threatens a town in south Australia after raging for several days across hundreds of hectares of scrub.

Nov 12, 2012, 13:18 PM IST