Tathra bushfire: class action considered against government-owned utility | Australia news

Lawyers are investigating a potential class action over the Tathra bushfires, alleging failings by the government-owned corporation responsible for maintaining and inspecting the state’s power lines. On Thursday, the Rural Fire Service released its early findings into the cause of the fire, which destroyed 65 houses and 35 caravans and …

Tathra bushfire: Union calls for funding cut explanation; RFS finds electrical infrastructure likely cause

Tathra bushfire: Union calls for funding cut explanation; RFS finds electrical infrastructure likely cause

Updated March 22, 2018 19:40:05 Photo: Ingrid Mitchell and Deborah Naif walk through the remnants of their house on Wildlife Drive, Tathra. (ABC News: Matthew Roberts) Related Story: Tathra fire inquiry will debunk ‘filthy and disgusting’ union tactics, Minister says Related Story: More homes could have been saved in Tathra …

Class action to be launched against Powercor over south-west Victorian bushfire

Class action to be launched against Powercor over south-west Victorian bushfire

By Kirsten Diprose and Nicole Chvastek Posted March 22, 2018 19:03:18 Photo: Up to 18 houses were destroyed by fires in south-west Victoria at the weekend. (ABC News: Yvette Gray) Lawyers are planning a class action against power company Powercor over at least one of the weekend’s devastating bushfires in …

Tathra bushfire: NSW Rural Fire Service says power lines likely cause | Australia news

Power lines were the likely cause of the devastating bushfire that swept through the small town of Tathra on the New South Wales south coast on Sunday, a preliminary investigation has found. The investigation by the Rural Fire Service has found “electrical infrastructure on Reedy Swamp Road” as the likely …

Bushfire emergency warning downgraded near Beverley, east of Perth

Bushfire emergency warning downgraded near Beverley, east of Perth

Updated March 21, 2018 18:53:13 Photo: The emergency warning had been issued for people in parts of Dale. (Supplied: DFES) A bushfire burning near the town of Beverley in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt has been brought under control by firefighters after earlier threatening lives and homes. An emergency warning had been …

Bushfire emergency warning issued in Shire of Beverley, east of Perth

Bushfire emergency warning issued in Shire of Beverley, east of Perth

Updated March 21, 2018 17:52:12 An out-of-control bushfire is threatening lives and homes in the Shire of Beverley in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt, with an emergency warning issued. The warning affects people south-east of Springhill Road, west of York-Williams Road and north of Westdale Road in parts of Dale. The bushfire …

Tathra bushfire: Family overjoyed after finding dogs left behind survived blaze unscathed

Tathra bushfire: Family overjoyed after finding dogs left behind survived blaze unscathed

Updated March 21, 2018 06:45:08 A family who endured the most anxious wait of their lives, believing their two dogs had perished in the Tathra bushfire, have cried tears of joy upon finding their pets survived the blaze. Attikus and Rosie were left behind when the family’s children were told …