Environment

Sun 17 Nov 2019

Lightning strikes behind five bushfires

Lightning strikes behind five bushfires

Lightning strikes are believed to have been the cause of at least five bushfires burning across the state, including one that forced an evacuation.

Sat 16 Nov 2019

Extra officers deployed to stop logging protesters

premium_icon Extra officers deployed to stop logging protesters

Extra authorised officers have been sent to key timber harvesting areas, as protesters invade sites to fight for an immediate shutdown of the logging industry.

‘Like a cyclone but with fire’: Inside bushfire infernos

premium_icon ‘Like a cyclone but with fire’: Inside bushfire infernos

The sound like 747s taking off. Flames soaring metres overhead. Heat so intense it blisters your skin. What it’s like to risk everything fighting fires.

Alarming number of kids committing arson

premium_icon Alarming number of kids committing arson

New data released by a peak sentencing body shows children as young as 10 years old are committing arson, as firefighters battle bushfires across the state.

Call for help as food donations dry up

Call for help as food donations dry up

New hunger hot-spots are emerging across Australia as Foodbank Australia’s CEO says drought is leaving people without daily meals.

FIREYS POEM: ‘What the hell are we fighting for?’

FIREYS POEM: ‘What the hell are we fighting for?’

Toogoom rural firefighter Peter Byster wrote this poem after a long shift fighting the Kilkivan bushfire in Black Snake earlier this week.

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