Latest Bushfires in Australia Stories
Researchers from the University of New South Wales found that rip currents actually claim more lives in Australia than any other natural hazards.
Despite cooler conditions across southeastern Australia on Wednesday, the threat of wildfires remained a concern throughout the states of New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, according to various news reports.
Nearly half of the United States' airborne fire suppression equipment was operating over Colorado on June 25, 2012, CNN reported, as tens of thousands of acres burned.
Clearing vegetation close to houses is the best way to reduce impacts of severe bushfires, according to a team of scientists from Australia and the USA who examined house loss after as a result of Black Saturday, when a series of fires raged across the Australian state of Victoria, killing 173 and injuring 414.
Officials fear Australian could suffer even worse wildfires next summer than the deadly blazes that killed a record 173 people in February.
Pop star Pink, actress Nicole Kidman and singer Leonard Cohen are among those contributing money to help victims of deadly Australian bushfires.
Two fires still raging in Northern California LOS ANGELES, July 5 (Xinhua) -- Driven overnight by "sundowner" winds that gusted to 50 mph, two major wildfires were still raging in Northern California on Saturday, charring more land and threatening nearby residents, authorities said.
By Jason Webb MADRID (Reuters) - An area the size of New York City was destroyed in forest fires that raged across northwestern Spain this month, sparking accusations of political incompetence and organised arson, an official said on Wednesday.
LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal raised its national fire alert to the second highest level on Friday, as rising temperatures and falling humidity threatened to mar a summer fire season that has so far been mild.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Forest fires in two Canadian provinces have forced the evacuation of at least 5,500 people living in rural and northern communities, officials said on Tuesday.
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