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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.

2006-01-27 08:53:08

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Thunderstorms sweeping across the bushfire-ravaged Australian state of Victoria dampened some of the deadly fires with patchy rain, but lightning sparked a new blaze and threatens to wreak more havoc in the coming days.

2006-01-27 01:13:10

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Thunderstorms sweeping across the bushfire-ravaged Australian state of Victoria dampened some of the deadly fires with patchy rain, but lightning sparked a new blaze and threatens to wreak more havoc in the coming days.

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.

2006-01-23 21:20:22

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Firefighters in three Australian states raced on Tuesday to control ferocious bushfires that have left three people dead, destroyed homes and killed tens of thousands of livestock before expected hot windy weather returns.

2006-01-02 00:21:04

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Cooler weather and light rain across southeastern Australia on Monday helped contain scores of bushfires that destroyed 15 homes and vast areas of farmland over the weekend.

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.

2006-01-01 03:53:14

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Raging bushfires destroyed several homes and threatened others north of Sydney on Sunday as scorching temperatures and hot, dry winds fanned fires across southeastern Australia.

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.

2005-09-06 13:59:05

By Axel Bugge LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's government proposed six measures on Tuesday to fight what it said had become the "permanent risk" of forest fires.


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