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Australian firefighters get reprieve after tough night

01 January, 2020 8:24 am 8:24 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Bushfire conditions on Australia’s east coast eased on Saturday after a tough night for firefighters, and authorities said they expect to have at least a week of milder weather where they can improve defences against the huge blazes still burning. A strong southerly wind change on Friday night, with gusts of more … Read More

Melbourne, Australian firefighters, Christmas Day, bushfires, weather, sacrificing

Australian firefighters spend Christmas Day containing blazes; temperatures...

12 December, 2019 10:01 pm 10:01 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian firefighters used cooler conditions on Christmas Day to try and contain bushfires ahead of hot, dry weather later in the week, as leaders and communities thanked them for sacrificing time with their families over the holidays. In the state of New South Wales (NSW), which saw entire towns devastated by fires … Read More