Current news about bushfires

Bushfires are frequently reported in the Australian news. Due to the sudden and devasting potential bushfires cause, news broadcasts become important sources of information about bush fires. This is particularly important from a safety perspective.

Here is the ABC online RSS feed to recent Bushfires. Clicking on the links take you directly to the story:

A recent research article about lightning starting fires

31-May-2018, Fires ignited by lightning have and will likely continue to increase across the Mediterranean and temperate regions in the Southern Hemisphere under a warmer climate, according to a new study co-led by a Portland State University researcher.  more info and original press release

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In addition there are satellite resources that try to combine all the conditions and statuses of bushfires around Australia.

Using recent satellite images of various fires sizes the Sentinel network at Geoscience Australia provides an overview of the fire situation around Australia.

A new bushfires and natural hazards Cooperative Research Centre(CRC) has been set up at