John McCain’s daughter fires back at White House aide who mocked her ‘dying’ father – Donald Trump’s America

John McCain’s daughter fires back at White House aide who mocked her ‘dying’ father – Donald Trump’s America

Updated May 12, 2018 13:12:55 Photo: Senator John McCain is at home in Arizona battling brain cancer. (Reuters: Jonathan Ernst) Related Story: Joe Biden consoles daughter of cancer-stricken US senator John McCain Related Story: McCain has swipe at Trump over bone spurs excuse for draft deferment Republican US senator John …

Peat fires burning in south-west Victoria since mid-March appear to be out

Peat fires burning in south-west Victoria since mid-March appear to be out

Posted May 07, 2018 14:08:14 Photo: Cobrico is clear of smoke in early May after the peat fires. (ABC South West Vic: Matt Neal) Peat fires that have been burning in south-west Victoria since St Patrick’s Day are believed to be out, but authorities will continue to monitor the area …

Remote fire brigade unable to fight house fires without upgrade, volunteers say

Remote fire brigade unable to fight house fires without upgrade, volunteers say

Posted April 12, 2018 07:10:10 Photo: Volunteer firefighters Wade Bloffwitch and Stacey Petterson walk past the brigade’s only tanker. (ABC News: Tom Joyner) Related Story: Aboriginal community trains to respond to remote emergencies Related Story: Women on the frontline — rise of the female firefighters The volunteer-run fire brigade in …

SA fires: Blazes put emergency services to the test, but cool change is on the way

SA fires: Blazes put emergency services to the test, but cool change is on the way

Posted April 11, 2018 20:25:32 Photo: Firefighters stand on scorched ground after a grass fire at Parafield Gardens (ABC News: Clare Campbell) Emergency services have battled multiple fires across South Australia, with successive days of strong winds and high temperatures taking their toll. In Adelaide, the Metropolitan Fire Service saved …

Three major fires break out in South Australia

Three major fires break out in South Australia

Updated April 09, 2018 17:45:58 Video: Fast-moving bushfire outside Stansbury, SA (ABC News) A total fire ban will be in place in the Mid North and Mount Lofty Ranges regions tomorrow. Three bushfires near Birdwood in the Adelaide Hills, Stansbury on the Yorke Peninsula and Coonalpyn in the state’s South …

Tasmanian Government bids for a ship to sink in the Bay of Fires

Tasmanian Government bids for a ship to sink in the Bay of Fires

Posted April 08, 2018 10:01:48 Photo: There is support for sinking a ship for diving at Binalong Bay. (ABC News: Damian McIntyre) The Bay of Fires on Tasmania’s east coast is world renowned for its beautiful beaches. But just a few hundred metres from the pristine white sand could lie …

Police investigate $700k boat fires that spewed out toxic smoke on Hobart’s eastern shore

Police investigate $700k boat fires that spewed out toxic smoke on Hobart’s eastern shore

Updated April 07, 2018 17:19:35 Photo: The bow of one of the burnt boats is all that remains above water. (ABC News: Edith Bevin) Fires that destroyed two motor cruisers and damaged two other yachts on Hobart’s eastern shore have left a damage bill of about $700,000. Emergency services attended …

South Africa v Australia: David Warner fires in Port Elizabeth second Test but hosts dominate

South Africa v Australia: David Warner fires in Port Elizabeth second Test but hosts dominate

Posted March 10, 2018 09:10:37 Photo: David Warner’s half-century was a rare highlight for Australia on the opening day. (AP: Michael Sheehan) Related Story: South Africa claims day one honours as Australia is rattled in Port Elizabeth Of course it had to go this way. After Australia dominated in Durban, …

Peat fires burning near Cobden could smoulder for months, cause further evacuations

Peat fires burning near Cobden could smoulder for months, cause further evacuations

Posted March 24, 2018 15:39:01 Photo: Peat swamps continue to burn near Cobden after fire swept through the region last week. (ABC South West Victoria: Matt Neal ) Related Story: Peat fires continue to burn forcing Victorian residents to leave homes Peat fires that have forced residents in Victoria’s 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 …