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World 06 Feb 2021 | 1:54 PM

Rainfall expected to ease bushfire in Australia's west

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Firefighters battling a devastating bushfire that has destroyed 86 homes on the outskirts of Perth in Western Australia hope heavy rain forecast over the weekend will help douse the flames, state authorities said on Saturday.

World 02 Feb 2021 | 3:38 PM

Australian firefighters battle blaze destroying homes

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Firefighters in Western Australia battled gusty winds and high temperatures on Tuesday as they fought a bushfire that has scorched thousands of hectares of land, raging out of control to ravage more than 30 homes.

World 11 Jan 2021 | 5:19 PM

Residents flee, find shelter as bushfire nears South Australian town

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Residents of a small town in South Australia state were warned to seek shelter on Monday as firefighters were called in to battle a fast-moving grassfire.