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Latest 2006-07 Australian bushfire season Stories

2006-01-27 20:50:00

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Cooler conditions and a little rain calmed deadly bushfires in the Australian state of Victoria on Saturday and allowed weary firefighters to make some headway in their battle, but authorities warned the crisis was not over.

2006-01-26 03:50:00

Firefighters battling bushfires threatening numerous towns and communities in southern Australia on Thursday are now face a new risk -- severe thunderstorms with wind gusts of up to 110 km (68 miles) per hour.

2006-01-01 15:56:14

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Cooler weather and light rain on Monday helped Australian firefighters battling scores of bushfires that destroyed 15 homes over the weekend amid soaring temperatures.

2005-12-31 02:48:05

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Firefighters throughout southeastern Australia were on high alert on Saturday, battling a series of minor blazes amid soaring temperatures and high winds that threatened potentially dangerous bushfires.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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