Spring has barely arrived, and bushfires are burning across Australia’s eastern seaboard. More than 50 fires are currently burning in New South Wales, and some 15,000 hectares have burned in Queensland since late last week.
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When Scarlett Harrison was just a toddler the Black Saturday bushfires ripped through her home town Strathewen, killing 22 local residents and destroying 80 per cent of the homes and buildings, including the school.
The Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today announced a record fleet of 50 aircraft that will include water bombing aircraft, air supervision and air intelligence-gathering aircraft will hit the skies for the 2019 – 20 bushfire season.
Australia’s top fire and emergency service officials today released the “Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook” for the upcoming 2019/20 fire season warning of the dangers of the impending bushfire season, imploring the public to make sure their disaster plans are ready early.
The Andrews Labor Government has relaxed catchment boundaries in Murrindindi Shire to ensure residents who need mental health support can get it quickly and closer to home.