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Bushfire at Manly's North Head contained after backburning, rain: RFS

Bushfire at Manly's North Head contained after backburning, rain: RFS

Crews from National Parks and Wildlife will continue to patrol North Head on Sunday to extinguish any hotspots.

  • by Georgina Mitchell

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Hundreds of volunteers battle blaze on slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro
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Hundreds of volunteers battle blaze on slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest single free-standing mountain in the world and attracts thousands of visitors every year.

  • by Tom Odula
'Showstoppers': Emails reveal barriers to flying firefighters in Black Hawks
Aviation

'Showstoppers': Emails reveal barriers to flying firefighters in Black Hawks

There are restrictions under federal law on the helicopters being used to fly civilian passengers.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
'We’re bloody lucky we didn’t bury thousands of people': Constance's new climate pledge
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Andrew Constance

'We’re bloody lucky we didn’t bury thousands of people': Constance's new climate pledge

The Member for Bega has said he will dedicate his life to ensuring last summer's "bushfire tsunami" doesn't happen again.

  • by Peter Hannam
Crews battling bushfire in Royal National Park at Waterfall
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Crews battling bushfire in Royal National Park at Waterfall

It is believed the blaze started when hazard reduction burning in the Royal National Park caused a spot fire which got out of control.

  • by Georgina Mitchell
'Stronger powers': New laws allow increased land clearing in fire-prone areas
NSW

'Stronger powers': New laws allow increased land clearing in fire-prone areas

Rural landowners will be able to clear up to 25 metres on their property from fence lines without "onerous" approvals.

  • by Alexandra Smith
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Queensland loses 5000 volunteer firefighters in two years
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QFES

Queensland loses 5000 volunteer firefighters in two years

As the state faces more bushfires and cyclones this summer, the number of SES volunteers has also dropped, according to a Queensland Fire and Emergency Services report.

  • by Matt Dennien
The Sydney suburbs that hit 50C last summer
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The Sydney suburbs that hit 50C last summer

Western Sydney University researchers have implored Penrith City Council to create a heat taskforce ahead of this summer.

  • by Angus Thompson
Large Cooktown bushfire declared an 'emergency' overnight
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Queensland

Large Cooktown bushfire declared an 'emergency' overnight

The uncontrolled blaze spread to surrounding roads on Saturday night, with residents told to flee the area immediately.

  • by Tony Moore
Residents told to flee their homes as bushfire rages in state's far north
Queensland

Residents told to flee their homes as bushfire rages in state's far north

The "large, dangerous and uncontrolled" blaze near Cooktown quickly escalated to an emergency situation in the space of a few hours on Saturday.

  • by Toby Crockford
Holiday warmth ahead for NSW coast as bushfire season formally begins
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Holiday warmth ahead for NSW coast as bushfire season formally begins

Much of coastal NSW can expect perfect weather over the coming long weekend with even bushfire risks remaining moderate as the fire season formally gets underway. 

  • by Peter Hannam