Heavy rains dampen fires in Australia's Queensland state, cause flooding

Australia’s bushfire-stricken state of Queensland saw heavy rainfalls on Sunday dampening some of the fires that have razed 2.5 million hectares (1.2 million acres) of land since September, but the wet weather caused major flooding. Some areas received a quarter of the annual average rainfall


Smoke haze settles over Australian capital as bushfires burn

Smoke haze from bushfires raging in Australia spread to the capital Sunday 12-8-2019, as firefighters raced to contain more than 140 blazes ahead of a heatwave forecast early this week. Australia is experiencing a horrific start to its fire season, which scientists say began earlier and is more ex


Australia warns of 'catastrophic' fires on Tuesday

Firefighters in Australia have given warnings of a “catastrophic” blaze for the Greater Sydney area on Tuesday 12-11-2019, with weather conditions set to worsen. A state-wide fire ban was put in place for all of New South Wales, Australia’s most populated state, for Monday and Tue


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