Residents defend a property from a bushfire at Hillsville near Taree,  north of Sydney. Photograph: Peter Parks/ AFP

More than 100 fires are raging across Australia’s east coast on Tuesday with dozens of them running out of control. At least 170 houses have been des(...)

A bushfire burns outside a property near Taree, 350km north of Sydney on Tuesday. Photograph: Getty Images

Fires raged across a swathe of Australia’s east coast on Tuesday, destroying more homes and shrouding Sydney in smoke from a blaze authorities fear th(...)

Firefighters work to contain a bushfire along Old Bar road in Old Bar, Australia. Photograph: Darren Pateman/AAP Image/AP

Australia’s most populous state declared a fire emergency on Monday with worsening conditions expected from wildfires that have claimed three lives an(...)

Firefighters tackle a bushfire to save a home in Taree, 350km north of Sydney. Photograph:  Peter Parks/AFP via Getty

At least two people are dead, several remain missing and dozens have been injured as wildfires continue to raze Australia’s drought-stricken east coas(...)

A helicopter drops water on a bushfire approaching homes near the Blue Mountains suburb of Blackheath, located around 70 km  west of Sydney yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

A pilot trying to fight one of several raging Australian wildfires died when his plane crashed, in the second fatality resulting from the fires that h(...)

Rural Fire Service (RFS) firefighters try to extinguish a small fire approaching homes near the Blue Mountains suburb of Blackheath, located around 70 kilometres west of Sydney. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Thousands of Australians were told to evacuate their homes today as dry winds created the conditions for a firestorm in mountainous bushland outside S(...)

It isn’t the statistics about the scale of the damage done by the inferno sweeping New South Wales – the fires, at the time of writing, have a total p(...)

Lyndon Dunlop stands by his father as they inspect the damage to his grandparent’s home of 41 years destroyed by bushfire in Winmalee, Australia. Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

Australia’s most populous state declared an emergency as wildfires tore through bushland west of Sydney, destroying hundreds of homes and threatening (...)