Sydney bushfires: expert warns more planning needed in wake of intense weekend conditions

Sydney bushfires: expert warns more planning needed in wake of intense weekend conditions

Posted April 16, 2018 18:10:08 Photo: A helicopter water bombs a bushfire threatening homes in Sydney’s south-west over the weekend. (AAP: Brendan Esposito) Related Story: Firefighters worried afternoon winds will fan Sydney bushfire The fire danger conditions experienced in Sydney over the weekend were at their worst since the early …

Victoria and NSW bushfires: Poor mobile phone coverage put lives at risk

Victoria and NSW bushfires: Poor mobile phone coverage put lives at risk

Posted March 20, 2018 17:40:56 Photo: A burnt building in Tathra, NSW can be seen after a bushfire the previous day. (ABC News: Andrew Kennedy) Poor mobile phone coverage in rural areas potentially put people’s lives at risk during the devastating bushfires on the NSW south coast and in south-west …

Victorian bushfires: Cobden homes evacuated as peat fires continue to burn

Victorian bushfires: Cobden homes evacuated as peat fires continue to burn

By Matt Neal and Emily Bissland Posted March 23, 2018 18:11:34 Photo: A farmer continues clearing and cleaning up even as his homestead is hidden by thick smoke. (ABC South West Victoria: Emily Bissland) More than 70 people have been forced to leave their homes due to large amounts of …