Late-season fires on the outskirts of Sydney

A massive bushfire has affected properties in Sydney’s south-west, New South Wales. The fire has burnt over 2,430 hectares around the townships Holsworthy and Menai. More than 500 firefighters in almost 100 fire trucks, along with 15 aircraft, have battled…

New South Wales hit by hot weather and 35 fires

On Tuesday 22 January there were 35 wildfires active in NSW Australia alone. Many of these incidents are currently small but all having the potential to develop if not contained. This fire season is living up to its normal timetable,…

Eastern Australia Prepares for Heightened Fire Risk after Unusually Dry and Mild Winter

An area of eastern of Australia from western Victoria to central Queensland has been identified as being at greater risk of bushfires after a successive mild and dry winter. The Bushfire & Natural Hazards (Cooperative Research Centre) CRC has published…

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