Bushfire Burns More than 2 Million Acres

A fire in Western Australia has burned at least 2 million acres of rural land—an area six times the size of Los Angeles. The blaze, about 120 kilometers (80 miles) southeast of Broome, was ignited by lightning on October 11,…

Lightning causing havoc in the Western Australia wheat belt

Australian farmers are losing tonnes and tonnes of feed stock through lightning strikes this storm season. One farming family has lost a large hay and barley straw stack to a raging inferno, still smouldering three days later, sparked by lightning…

Australian town hit by 33 earthquakes in 30 days

What a headline, for the small town of Norseman, located 720 km east of Perth in western Australia. The tremors have ranged in intensity from 2.7 to 4.2 in magnitude with the exception of a 5.6 earthquake earlier this month.…

Insurance reaches $60m in deadly Western Australia fires

The cost of deadly Western Australian bushfires has climbed to $60 million and the figure is expected to rise, according to insurers. The Insurance Council of Australia says several hundred calls have been made to insurers following bushfires that killed…

Waroona fire now threatens more towns after devastating Australian town of Yarloop

“Like putting out a bonfire fire with a cup of water” as described by the Senior Firefighter. The massive bushfire that devastated the small town of Yarloop is still burning out of control in Western Australia. The fire area is now 58,000…

Three backpackers and Western Australia farmer confirmed dead in Esperance bushfires

Three backpackers from Germany are among the four people killed in out-of-control bushfires on Western Australia’s south coast. There are several fires still currently burning in the Esperance district. During last night, four people were located deceased in the fire…

New Safety System to protect Firefighters in Western Australia

The Western Australian government’s Emergency Services Minister Joe Francis has launched the latest cabin protection system to protect firefighters who become trapped in their vehicles during a bush fire. This high tech equipment includes a water deluge system, heat shields…

Huge Fire on Empty Australian Livestock Ship

More than 100 emergency services personnel, including 53 firefighters, tackled a huge blaze on the Ocean Drover – an empty livestock ship – while she was docked in Fremantle Port in Western Australia. The fire on the nine-deck vessel, which…

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