Australia bushfire

Australia's bushfire-stricken east welcomes drenching rain

Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, three of the most affected states by drought and bushfires welcomed the drenching rain this week, with fire services saying the falls will not extinguish all the blazes but will aid greatly containment.

Jan 17, 2020, 13:14 PM IST

Shane Warne's 'baggy green' cap sale raises more than $1 million for bushfire victims

Several towns and communities in the heavily populated southeastern states of Victoria and New South Wales have been advised to be alert and evacuate if needed. Warne is test cricket`s second most successful bowler with 708 wickets in 145 tests, after Sri Lanka`s Muttiah Muralitharan`s 800.

Jan 10, 2020, 15:45 PM IST

Thousands of feral camels to be killed in drought-stricken north-west Australia: Report

Aboriginal officials in the remote northwest of South Australia have approved the killing of nearly 10,000 feral camels, which is due to begin from Wednesday and is expected to last for five days.

Jan 08, 2020, 17:02 PM IST

Amy Jackson: Eat veg and donate for Australia

Amy Jackson took to Instagram to share a very disturbing picture of a little girl wearing a mask, standing with a rescued koala in her arms, while there is a massive fire and flames rising in her background.

Jan 06, 2020, 20:21 PM IST

Australia bushfire toll increases to 21; over 1,500 homes destroyed

Around 1,000 people were evacuated from Mallacoota, Victoria - where a state of disaster has been declared - aboard the HMAS Choules and MV Sycamore.

Jan 04, 2020, 12:15 PM IST

Sydney gasps for air as Australia bushfire smoke reaches record levels

The bushfires have pushed the harbour city into a rare appearance this week in the top ten cities with the worst air pollution in the world. Having reached as high as No. 8, Sydney was sitting at No. 10 on the Air Visual global rankings on Friday morning, above Jakarta and Shenzhen, and just below Mumbai and Kolkata.

Nov 22, 2019, 08:29 AM IST

Sydneysiders urged to stay indoors as Australian bushfire smoke blankets city

Wildfires have so far this month claimed at least four lives, burnt about 2.5 million acres (1 million hectares) of farmland and bush and destroyed more than 300 homes. Powerful winds fanned around 130 fires that have been burning across New South Wales and Queensland states for several days, and pushed smoke south to form a thick haze over Sydney, home to around 5 million people.

Nov 19, 2019, 11:25 AM IST

New blazes break out as Australians take shelter from intense bushfires

A fire that erupted in Sydney`s northern suburbs in the late afternoon immediately cut off exit routes for some residents, a sign of the intensity of blazes erupting in tinder-dry bush. "Complacency kills - we cannot afford for people to be complacent," New South Wales Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons told reporters in Sydney. "This will only worsen throughout the afternoon as the weather conditions continue to deteriorate, and particularly those strong winds strengthen," he said.

Nov 12, 2019, 15:16 PM IST

Scenes of bushfire-razed homes as Australia braces for more heatwaves

Residents returned Sunday to charred homes after a Christmas Day bushfire in southern Australia destroyed more than 100 properties, with firefighters bracing for a new heatwave forecast in the lead

Dec 27, 2015, 12:34 PM IST

Over 100 houses gutted in Christmas bushfire in Australia

More than 100 homes burned down in a leading Australia tourist area as Christmas Day bushfires remained out of control and dangerous on Saturday, with officials predicting more blazes to come in the hot southern summer.

Dec 26, 2015, 12:46 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