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12 October 2017 11:11 PM Eerie drone footage shows USPS truck delivering mail in burnt out California neighbourhood

Aerial cinematographer Douglas Thron captured the footage while filming for NBC and noticed a white mail truck slowly delivering parcels to the decimated Santa Rosa suburb. The white van drives through the scorched suburb to deliver mail, amid the burnt cars, houses and bushland, and despite restricted access to the neighbourhood. The US Postal Service 43

11 October 2017 4:35 AM Toxic chemicals found at Gold Coast beach

Warning signs have been put up at a Gold Coast beach after a nearby waterway was found to be contaminated with toxic chemicals. The Gold Coast City Council released a statement on Wednesday that said levels of polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), used in firefighting foam, had been found in Coolangatta Creek where it ran into Kirra Beach. The discovery 30

4 October 2017 12:15 PM 'Community put at risk' after thieves steal WA fire truck

A ute fitted with firefighting gear has been stolen from a WA Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade with the vital equipment found stripped and dumped in bushland. Police said the Toyota Landcruiser utility was taken from the Springfield Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade's shed near Pemberton in WA's South West on Sunday morning at around 2:00am. Police said items were also stolen 41

23 September 2017 9:49 PM Fire fears as NSW weather records fall

More new September temperature records in NSW are expected to coincide with another difficult day of firefighting. A total fire ban has been declared for Greater Sydney, the Illawarra and most of the state's northeast on Sunday. High temperatures, low humidity and wind are expected to lead to further outbreaks of fire. 'Another difficult day ahead 43

18 August 2017 9:05 AM Crews respond to fire at Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont

Three fire crews responded to a waterfront blaze in the Sydney suburb of Pyrmont on Friday afternoon. A Fire and Rescue NSW spokeswoman said the fire was "well alight" and about the size of a tennis court when crews arrived. Firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus, were on the scene within six minutes. The fire appeared to be coming from underneath 54

2 August 2017 1:40 AM Pilot dies after helicopter crashes into power lines

UPDATE: A man has died after the helicopter he was flying hit power lines north of Cloncurry this morning. Early investigations suggest the 40-year-old man was using the helicopter to muster on the property 20kms north of Cloncurry, before hitting the lines about 7.30am. Emergency crews rushed to the property, but it's understood the helicopter burst 44

15 July 2017 2:06 AM SMK recycling factory fire in Coolaroo ‘under control’

PREMIER Daniel Andrews has praised fire crews for successfully bringing the Coolaroo factory fire under control as local and interstate firefighters continue to battle the blaze. “There was a strategy put in place yesterday afternoon to increase the foam that’s been put on this fire, that’s been successful,” he said. “Obviously there’s still concern 96

11 July 2017 1:29 AM Oakey residents begin class action against Defence Department over toxic firefighting foam

About 450 residents are seeking up $200 million in damages from the Defence Department over the contamination of soil and water by toxic firefighting foam used at the Oakey Army Aviation Centre in south-east Queensland. Shine Lawyers alleges thousands of residents in Oakey have been exposed to toxic chemicals, after firefighting foams used at the Army Aviation 30

21 June 2017 1:49 AM Black smoke over Hume after reports of fire on Alderson Place

Plumes of black smoke are hanging over the industrial suburb of Hume as a fire burns at a recycling facility. Fire crews are currently battling the blaze on Alderson Place, with three trucks, a HAZMAT unit as well as the aerial firefighting appliance on scene. The Emergency Services Agency said it received reports of the fire around 11.07am. It is understood 53

20 June 2017 4:49 PM Firefighting plane crashes battling devastating forest blazes in Portugal

A water-bombing plane has crashed while fighting the devastating forest fires that have broken out in central Portugal. A spokesman for the country's civil protection was unable to give further immediate details about the aircraft. Spain, France and Italy have sent a total of 19 water bombers to help the operation. Earlier, Portuguese Prime Minister 60