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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 13

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 41

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 31

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 80

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 19

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 33

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 44

18 June 2017 2:29 PM Deadly bushfires ravage central Portugal

RAGING bush fires in central Portugal killed at least 62 people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, in what the prime minister on Sunday called “the biggest tragedy” the country has experienced in years. Portugal has declared three days of national mourning for the victims in the blaze “which has caused an irreparable loss of human 52

18 June 2017 9:32 AM Forest fires rip through central Portugal as death toll climbs to 62

Raging forest fires in central Portugal have killed at least 62 people, including several firefighters, in what Prime Minister Antonio Costa on Sunday called "the biggest tragedy of human life that we have known in years". Some of the deaths occurred in the Pedrogao Grande area, about 150 kilometres northeast of Lisbon, where some 600 firefighters have been trying 32

17 June 2017 12:43 AM 'Intense' fire that destroyed Kambah church treated as suspicious

Police are investigating an "intense" fire that tore through the Tuggeranong Baptist Church on Saturday morning. Just after 6am, firefighters and police were called to the scene of the fire on Jenke Circuit, as flames engulfed the church. Crews battled the blaze throughout the early morning, managing to contain the inferno and stop its spread to nearby 37