Tag Archives: Australia

Americans Killed in Aerial Tanker Crash in Australia

Crew of three dead while battling wildfire     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) — Three American crew members died Thursday when a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia, officials said. New ...

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Fires Set Stage for Irreversible Forest Losses in Australia

Government officials are drawing up plans to reseed burned areas     By MATTHEW BROWN and CHRISTINA LARSON Associated Press Australia’s forests are burning at a rate unmatched in modern times and scientists say the landscape is being permanently altered ...

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Australia Firefighters Save World’s Only Rare Dinosaur Trees

“These pines outlived the dinosaurs,”     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Specialist firefighters have saved the world’s last remaining wild stand of a prehistoric tree from wildfires that razed forests west of Sydney, officials said ...

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Australian Wildfire Smoke Stokes Health Fears

Hospital admissions have increased in the smoke-affected cities     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Fire alarms have been sounding in high-rise buildings across downtown Sydney and Melbourne as dense smoke from distant wildfires confuse electronic ...

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Australian Village Scorched by Wildfires Struggles with Loss

Nerrigundah will never be the same     By NICK PERRY and SAM McNEIL Associated Press NERRIGUNDAH, Australia (AP) — Ash Graham’s dog, Kozi, wakes him at 8 a.m., eager for his morning walk. Then Graham realizes he was dreaming, ...

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Australia Turns Offensive in Wildfire Battle

Another firefighter had been killed     By NICK PERRY Associated Press BODALLA, Australia (AP) — Crews battling Australia’s wildfires said Sunday that they have been able to turn from defense to offense for the first time in weeks thanks ...

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Australian Village Waits for Wildfire to Burn Through

Firefighter killed on Saturday     By NICK PERRY Associated Press BURRAGATE, Australia (AP) — As the sky darkened and the smoke billowed through the village, it seemed to those hunkering at the fire station that “The Beast” would finally ...

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Two Australian Wildfires Merge into One

Several firefighters received minor burns     By NICK PERRY Associated Press BURRAGATE, Australia (AP) — Two wildfires merged to form a massive inferno in southeastern Australia and a man suffered serious burns protecting a home, in a night of ...

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Australians Leave Homes as Fire Danger Escalates

The unprecedented fire crisis in southeast Australia has claimed at least 26 lives     By NICK PERRY Associated Press EDEN, Australia (AP) — Thousands of people fled their homes and helicopters dropped supplies to towns at risk of nearby ...

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North Americans Adjust to Aussie Lingo During Wildfires

A look at what some firefighters from the U.S. and Canada are doing     By NICK PERRY Associated Press MORUYA, Australia (AP) — Bimbimbie. Wamban. Ulladulla. Australia’s place names can be a mouthful to pronounce, and it’s one of ...

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