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AseanPlus News 06 Jan 2015 | 3:44 PM

Bushfires follow Australia’s third-hottest year

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia experienced its third-hottest year on record in 2014, paving the way for an early start to the bushfire season, scientists said Tuesday as hundreds of firefighters battled blazes in three states.

AseanPlus News 07 Jan 2015 | 4:16 PM

Rain brings relief to Australian firefighters

SYDNEY: Australian authorities said Wednesday they had almost fully contained a destructive bushfire in the country’s south, as rain in fire-hit areas brought welcome relief for firefighters.

AseanPlus News 05 Jan 2015 | 3:53 PM

Australia races to control major blaze before weather worsens

KERSBROOK, Australia (AFP) - Firefighters raced Monday to contain a major blaze before the forecast return of strong winds and a heatwave, following the loss of 26 homes in the worst bushfire conditions in South Australia for three decades.

AseanPlus News 17 Jan 2014 | 11:44 AM

Australian fires turn deadly as heatwave scorches

MELBOURNE, Jan 17, 2014 (AFP) - One person has died in a massive bushfire raging in southeastern Australia, police said Friday, as firefighters around the country battled blazes amid a scorching heatwave.

AseanPlus News 06 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM

Australia races to control blaze

KERSBROOK (Australia): Firefighters raced to contain a major blaze before the forecast return of strong winds and a heatwave, following the loss of 26 homes in the worst bushfire conditions in South Australia for three decades.

AseanPlus News 26 Dec 2015 | 2:04 AM

Christmas wildfire claims more than 100 homes in Australia

MELBOURNE, Dec 26, 2015 (AFP) - A bushfire which flared on Christmas Day has destroyed more than 100 homes in southern Australia, officials said Saturday, as they warned the losses could have been worse.

World 17 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australian bushfire death toll hits 200

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The death toll in Australia's deadliest bushfires reached 200 on Tuesday as police continued to search through ash and rubble of several razed towns in the southern state of Victoria.

World 12 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Bushfire razes homes in Australia

SYDNEY: Seven homes were destroyed by wildfire in Australia, officials said Monday, warning of a long and and difficult summer ahead for firefighters.