Wildfires ravage Malaysia and spread to Sarawak Plantations

Plantations are at risk as firefighters battle to stop the spread of wildfires at Kuala Baram in northern Sarawak. Miri Fire and Rescue Department chief Supt Law Poh Kiong said on Sunday (Feb 23) that there are wildfires raging in…

Fires in Australia have jumped the million hectare mark and it is not even summer yet

Thousands of firefighters are battling major fires in New South Wales and Queensland, but the worst is yet to come. Tuesday will see catastrophic fire conditions across the eastern states. It is rare that a catastrophic warning is sounded by…

20 hikers rescued from Indonesia’s Mount Raung after wildfires

On Saturday (Oct 5) seven Singaporeans and 13 other climbers were rescued from Mount Raung in Indonesia after they were trapped overnight by wildfires. The hikers became trapped after wildfires broke out in the area around 6pm Indonesia time on…

Dauntless Air Expands Fire Boss Fleet

Aerial firefighting leader grows as demand increases for modernized wildfire approach Dauntless Air, an aerial firefighting company deeply dedicated to protecting people, land and property from the devastation of wildfires, today announced it has added two AT-802F Fire Boss aircraft…

Wildfires Threaten Christchurch

Fires near the center of Christchurch, New Zealand, have burned through homes and spurred the evacuation of more than 1,000 people, according to news reports. The seriousness of the Port Hills fires led officials to declare a state of emergency…

Assistance across borders

The Asia Pacific Fire Magazine covers the most disaster prone area in the world, we have it all; wildfires, industrial fires, cyclones, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, mudslides, hazardous material, volcanos and terrorism, not much left to worry about. Many of these…

Both sides of the Pacific facing wildfire at the same time

It had to happen, where once it was a clear demarcation between wildfire seasons on the east coast of Australia and the West Coast of the USA, they are now overlapping. It is only the start of the fire season…

Tasmanian world heritage forest destroyed in wildfires

About 1.2 per cent of the Tasmanian World Heritage forests has been destroyed by fire, including areas where fire has not been part of the normal ecological process, causing concern that these areas, which contain rare species including the king…

Two Birds might be Purposely Starting Wildfires in Australia

An article in Newsweek at first sounds like an April fool’s joke, but further research seems to indicate there may be some truth in the theory. Brown falcons and black kites are apparently picking up burning sticks and dropping them…

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