Australia bushfire - updates

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Australia bushfires raze ancient World Heritage-listed forests

Jan 30, 2016 - 11:17 AM

One of the last expanses of temperate wilderness in the world the Tasmanian Wilderness is part of the World Heritage list because of its significant natural and cultural values

LOST FOREVER? World Heritage-listed forests that trace their origins back to the supercontinent Gondwana have been burnt by Australian bushfires raging for more than two weeks, with conservationists increasingly fearful they could be lost forever. Photo by Warren Frey/Tasmania Fire Service/AFP

Firefighters contain deadly Australian bushfire

Jan 11, 2016 - 10:56 AM

The fire one of the worst to hit the region in recent years destroyed 143 properties

A handout frame grab taken from a video footage made available by the Western Australia (WA)'s Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) on January 11, 2016 shows a general view of bushfires affecting the Shires of Harvey and Waroona in Western Australia, Australia, January 9, 2016. Western Australia Department of Parks and Wildlife/EPA

Two dead as firefighters battle huge Australia bushfire

Jan 10, 2016 - 10:56 AM

Bushfires during Australia s hot summer season have now claimed a total of 8 lives

BLAZE. Firefighters battle a fire near Yarloop in Western Australia in this photo taken on January 7, 2016. Agence France-Presse photo /Australian Department of Fire and Emergency Services

Raging bushfire devastates Australian town

Jan 08, 2016 - 12:48 PM

The out of control blaze 110 kilometers 68 miles south of Perth more than doubles in size in 24 hours burning through 53 000 hectares 130 000 acres with a third of the town of Yarloop destroyed

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Australia fire death toll at 3 as damage tops $44M

Nov 27, 2015 - 1:48 PM

Fires are burning around New South Wales but milder conditions Friday reduced the threat while in South Australia the weather is expected to ensure fires remain contained

BURNED DOWN. A picture made available on 26 November 2015 shows a destroyed house still burning near Roseworthy, in the mid-north of South Australia, Australia, 25 November 2015. Brenton Edwards/EPA

At least 2 dead as Australia bushfire burns out of control

Nov 25, 2015 - 9:55 PM

The blaze sweeps across more than 85 000 hectares of cropland destroying buildings and injuring people

COMMON INCIDENTS. Bushfires are common in Australia's hotter months. AFP PHOTO/DFES

Bushfire burns out of control in southern Australia

Jan 03, 2015 - 12:43 PM

The blaze has spread over 4 700 hectares and has destroyed 5 houses

Bushfires ravage communities in Australia

Oct 18, 2013 - 10:50 AM

Bushfires ravaged communities destroying hundreds of homes in southeastern Australia

BUSHFIRE. A house destroyed by bushfires in Winmalee in Sydney's Blue Mountains on October 18, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD