A late season fire in Bwabwata National park.
Understanding fire history is crucial to designing effective fire management in order to maintain biodiversity and support the livelihoods of people.
Victorian Governor Linda Dessau places a flower on a model of Victoria at a memorial service for the ten-year anniversary of the 2009 Victorian bushfires.
The Black Saturday fires transformed the way Australia responds to bushfires.
Wildfire threatens a home near Possum Kingdom, Texas, April 19, 2011.
Many countries around the world are vulnerable to wildfires, but a fire engineer warns that most are not spending enough on research into how fires spread and ways to reduce risks.
Fire threatening a house in Pelican Bay in 2006. If you need to shelter from a fire in your house, know where your exits are and be aware of surrounding vegetation.
Leaving early is the best response to a bushfire, but it's not always possible. Every house is different, but there are some general guidelines for finding the safest spots to shelter in your home.
Massive damage and suffering was caused when a London tower block became an inferno.
116 houses were lost at Wye River in Victoria, but nobody was killed.
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The Christmas Day fires that struck the Victorian town of Wye River are an example of how to get emergency responses right.
Five years on, the bush and people are recovering well from the Black Saturday fires.
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Five years on from the devastating Black Saturday fires that swept through central Victoria in February 2009, research shows that people and communities are largely recovering well. In the first major…
Too few Australian bushfire preparedness plans consider people with disabilities.
When bushfires start, no one should be more worried than people with disabilities. Recent research shows people with disabilities are twice as likely to die or be injured than the general population during…
Research shows that men are more likely to stay and fight bushfires than women.
“Record-breaking Heatwave”. “Australia Burns”. “Heroes of the Flames”. Headlines such as these will be familiar to anyone who has lived though a bad bushfire season in Australia. These past two weeks have…
Despite having a major impact, Australia’s national bushfire research centre is about to see its federal funding run out.
Funding to support breakthrough research into fires is due to run out before Australia’s next bushfire season kicks in, despite…