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Australia 67 Californian firefighters touch down in Melbourne to help fatigued CFA fire crews

13:28  08 january  2020
13:28  08 january  2020 Source:   skynews.com.au

Extreme heat forecast for New Years Eve

  Extreme heat forecast for New Years Eve Weather conditions across much of the country's southeast will continue to deteriorate in the coming days, with bushfire danger reaching its peak on New Year's Eve.After elevated temperatures caused NSW to sweat yesterday, conditions around the state are expected to further deteriorate today.

The fire service of South Carolina has been left a rich history generally known only, valued and appreciated by a very few older generation firefighters . Little of the history of our State’s fire service has been preserved and that which is known of the past is usually found stored away in boxes and

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Firefighters from California including veterans of the recent Californian Wildfires in 2019, have touched down in Melbourne to offer a much needed reprieve to Country Fire Association volunteer firefighters.

The 67 firefighters from California will join the 41 US firefighters who are already battling the blazes in Victoria.

Pictures: Australia's bushfire emergency

Black ash and fire debris is washed up on Boydtown Beach and the banks of the Nullica River in Eden, Australia January 7, 2020.

The firefighters are well trained and experienced in battling blazes in similar terrain and in harsh conditions.

Extreme heat forecast for New Years Eve

  Extreme heat forecast for New Years Eve Weather conditions across much of the country's southeast will continue to deteriorate in the coming days, with bushfire danger reaching its peak on New Year's Eve.After elevated temperatures caused NSW to sweat yesterday, conditions around the state are expected to further deteriorate today.

How are the fires fought? Firefighters are spraying water and fire retardant from planes and helicopters as well as from the ground. There's also help coming from abroad: the US, Canada, and New Zealand have sent firefighters to help . Australia's police, military and navy are involved in

Veteran Californian firefighters are heading to Australia to help tackle the devastating bushfires The Angeles National Forest crew will deploy from Los Angeles on Monday, January 6, the US The last time US firefighters worked in Australia was 2010, a stark contrast to the latter’s efforts as 138

They will head immediately to firegrounds, after their training in Macedon, to relieve fatigued CFA crews ahead of another spike day for fire conditions on Friday.

At Microsoft News Australia we've partnered with the giving platform Benevity to raise funds for Australian Red Cross, St Vincent De Paul Society and The Salvation Army; these organisations are helping communities across the country devastated by bushfires. You can help these organisations by donating here and for the latest news and RFS links visit Bushfire emergency.

Family barbecue turns to nightmare after fire burns down home .
A summer barbecue has turned into a nightmare for an Adelaide family, after a fire destroyed their home. Fire crews were called to the home in the Adelaide Hills about 8.30pm yesterdays, arriving to find the two-storey timber home being engulfed by flames. © 9News A family barbecue turned into a nightmare after a fire sparked and burnt down their home in Adelaide Hills. © 9News It took 38 firefighters to control the blaze and stop it impacting neighboring houses. It took a team of 38 firefighters to control the blaze and prevent it from spreading to neighbouring properties.

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