Tag Archives: Australia

Australia Prime Minister Apologizes for Vacationing During Wildfires

Morrison cut short a vacation amid public anger at his absence     SYDNEY (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison apologized Sunday for taking a family vacation in Hawaii as deadly bushfires raged across several states, destroying homes and ...

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Two Firefighters Killed, Three Hurt in Australia Wildfire

Falling tree causes vehicle crash killing two volunteer firefighters     By TRISTAN LAVALETTE Associated Press PERTH, Australia (AP) — Two volunteer firefighters died Thursday while battling wildfires ravaging Australia’s most populous state, forcing Prime Minister Scott Morrison to cut ...

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Australian Firefighters Killed in Rollover

Two killed near Buxton     New South Wales Rural Fire Service The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) confirms that two NSW RFS volunteer firefighters have died tonight near Buxton, in south western Sydney. The deaths occurred following a ...

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Australia’s Most Populous State Declares Wildfire Emergency

7.4 million acres of land has burnt nationwide     By TRISTAN LAVALETTE Associated Press PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australia’s most populous state of New South Wales declared a seven-day state of emergency Thursday as oppressive conditions fanned around 100 ...

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Sydney Choked by Haze from Bush Fires

Ambulances answer dozens of respiratory-related calls   Thick smoke from wildfires shroud the Opera House in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Hot dry conditions have brought an early start to the fire season. %2

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Death Toll Rises in Australian Wildfires

Body found in burned area near Kempsey     SYDNEY (AP) — The death toll for wildfires raging across Australia’s most populous state has risen to four as authorities warned Thursday of worsening weather conditions to come. A body was ...

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Wildfires Continue to Rage Across Australia

“We are not out the woods by any means,”     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Scores of wildfires continued to rage across vast tracts of Australia’s drought-stricken east coast on Wednesday, forcing hundreds of residents ...

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Winds Fan Fires in Australia’s Most Populous State

Catastrophic fire warning for Sydney     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Ferocious wildfires were burning at emergency-level intensity across Australia’s most populous state and into Sydney’s suburbs on Tuesday as authorities warned most people in ...

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Australian Wildfires Cause Cancellation of World Rally Championship

Safety of the more than 1,000 people involved considered     COFFS HARBOUR, Australia (AP) — The final round of the World Rally Championship has been cancelled because of concerns over destructive wildfires near the venue in the northeast of ...

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State of Emergency Declared in New South Wales

20 firefighters injured in wildfires     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s most populous state declared a state of emergency on Monday due to unprecedented wildfire danger as calls grew for Australia to take more ...

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