Posts tagged as bushfires

Australia bushfires: Heavy rains provide some relief

Friday, January 17, 2020

Thunderstorms have dumped much-needed rain on bushfires but may cause other problems. More rain is forecast across parts of eastern Australia over the weekend. Torrential downpours drenched much of bushfire-ravaged eastern Australia on Friday, providing a second day of much-needed relief to firefighters battling a months-long crisis. “Rain has fallen across most firegrounds over the last 24 hours which is great news! Our fingers are crossed that this continues over…

Australian fires: Victorians urged to leave amid fears ‘heat spike’ will cause bushfires to merge

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Residents in large areas of Victoria have again been advised to leave their homes before a day of “extreme” fire conditions throughout south-eastern Australia that could see the merging of at least two major fires. At least 5% of Victoria has already burned. Authorities sent a text message to East Gippsland and the north-east region on Thursday advising people within the at-risk area, which extends from the New South Wales…