Australian Wildfires
Follow the latest Australian Wildfires news, videos, and analysis from ABC News.
1 year ago

Smoke from massive wildfires in Australia led to algae bloom

Smoke from massive wildfires in Australia led to an algae bloom thousands of kilometers away.
1 year ago
Smoke from massive wildfires in Australia led to algae bloom
2 years ago

People are evacuated as fires tear through Australian tourist island

Residents are evacuated as bushfire smoke ravage the popular Fraser Island in Australia.
2 years ago
People are evacuated as fires tear through Australian tourist island
2 years ago

Helicopter view of brush fire in Australia

The fire burned around 50,000 acres in Australia’s Northern Territory.
2 years ago
Helicopter view of brush fire in Australia
3 years ago

Australia's New South Wales is free of fires for 1st time in 240 days

New South Wales is officially free of wildfires after a devastating season.
3 years ago
Australian state free of fires for 1st time in 240 days
3 years ago

Fires in New South Wales contained for the first time since Australia's fire season began

Australia bushfires in New South Wales were contained for the first time since the season began.
3 years ago
New South Wales fires contained for first time since Australia's fire season began
3 years ago

Rugby players slip and slide through training amid Sydney downpour

This rugby team took advantage of Sydney’s wet conditions in a sodden training session, combining sprints with belly slides on the waterlogged pitch.
3 years ago
Rugby players slip and slide through training amid Sydney downpour
3 years ago

New South Wales issues bushfire warning in Snowy Mountains

The fire service made the announcement as 60 bush and grass fires filled the skies with smoke.
3 years ago
New South Wales issues bushfire warning in Snowy Mountains
3 years ago

Koalas released back into wild after being rescued from fires

A mother koala and baby saved from bushfires in Australia have returned home after weeks of recovery.
3 years ago
Koalas released back into wild after being rescued from fires
3 years ago

Australian army soldiers cuddle, feed koalas rescued from bushfires

Soldiers with the Australian Army came to the rescue of several hungry koalas saved from the bushfires ravaging the country.
3 years ago
Australian army soldiers cuddle, feed koalas rescued from bushfires
3 years ago

Dogs are saving koalas in the Australia wildfires

More than 1 billion animals are believed to have died in the fires.
3 years ago
Dogs are saving koalas in the Australia wildfires
3 years ago

3 Americans killed in crash of water tanker plane fighting Australian wildfires

Three Americans were killed battling the Australian wildfires Wednesday when their water tanker plane crashed in New South Wales.
3 years ago
3 Americans killed in crash of water tanker plane fighting Australian wildfires
3 years ago

Firefighting plane crash claims lives of 3 Americans

An air tanker carrying three American firefighters in Australia crashed while fighting bushfires.
3 years ago
Firefighting plane crash claims lives of 3 Americans
3 years ago

Serena Williams shows off tribute to koalas through her nail art during Australian Open

Tennis star Serena Williams paid tribute to koalas through nail art during the Australian Open.
3 years ago
Serena Williams shows off tribute to koalas with fun nail art
3 years ago

3 Americans killed in water tanker crash fighting Australia fires

The aerial water tanker went down in the Snowy Mountains' Monaro region in New South Wales; the three crew members who died were believed to be the only ones aboard.
3 years ago
3 Americans killed in water tanker crash fighting Australia fires
3 years ago

6-year-old makes clay koalas to raise money for Australia

A fundraiser started by Massachusetts resident Owen Colley has raised more than $250,000 for Australia bushfire relief efforts.
3 years ago
6-year-old makes clay koalas to raise money for Australia
3 years ago

Prehistoric trees in Australia saved from wildfires in secret mission

Firefighters saved Wollemi Pines from the Australia wildfires in a secret government mission.
3 years ago
'Dinosaur' trees in Australia saved from wildfires in secret mission
3 years ago

Adorable koala added to Miami zoo

A baby koala named Hope, born at Zoo Miami, is the first surviving koala born there in nearly 30 years.
3 years ago
Adorable koala added to Miami zoo
3 years ago

Inside the secret mission to save prehistoric trees in Australia

The location of the Wollemi pine trees is kept secret from the public to prevent contamination.
3 years ago
Inside the secret mission to save prehistoric trees in Australia
3 years ago

What are ‘fire clouds’?

Pyrocumulus clouds are formed when the hot air and smoke from a wildfire is released into the sky.
3 years ago
What are ‘fire clouds’?
3 years ago

Australia wildfires are paving the way for 'fire clouds': Here's what to know

Australia wildfires are paving the way for fire clouds. Here's an explainer on what pyrocumulus clouds are.
3 years ago
Australia wildfires are paving the way for 'fire clouds': Here's what to know
3 years ago

Australian Open threatened by smoke from historic wildfires

One player collapsed on the court as she struggled to breathe, while tournament officials said they would continue to monitor air quality before the main draw starts.
3 years ago
Australian Open threatened by smoke from historic wildfires
3 years ago

Australian Open tennis player collapses in coughing fit due to thick smoke from wildfires

Dalila Jakupovic collapsed during an Australian Open match because of thick smoke from wildfires.
3 years ago
Tennis player forced to retire mid-match after coughing fit from Australia wildfires
3 years ago

Jeff Bezos criticized over Australia wildfire donation

The Amazon CEO, who unseated Bill Gates as the top billionaire on Forbes' rankings, announced the donation of one million Australian dollars (approximately $690,000 U.S. dollars) on Instagram.
3 years ago
Jeff Bezos criticized over Australia wildfire donation
3 years ago

NASA warns Australia smoke could circle globe

Efforts continue around the clock to treat animals hurt in the wildfire disaster.
3 years ago
NASA warns Australia smoke could circle globe
3 years ago

Paul the koala makes miraculous recovery after rescue from Australian bushfire

Paul was found burnt and barely alive in the ashes — but look at him now!
3 years ago
Paul the koala makes miraculous recovery after rescue from Australian bushfire
3 years ago

Australian government drops 4,000 pounds of food to save starving wildlife

The government used helicopters to help feed starving animals displaced by the country's wildfire crisis.
3 years ago
Australia drops 4,000 pounds of food to save starving wildlife
3 years ago

A look at koalas in Australian culture amid the fires that are devastating their population

A look at koala culture amid Australia's wildfires.
3 years ago
A look at koalas in Australian culture amid fires that are devastating their numbers
3 years ago

Diaper-wearing koala recovers from burns at sanctuary

A koala wearing a diaper enjoys some sunshine while recovering from burns sustained in the devastating Australia wildfires.
3 years ago
Diaper-wearing koala recovers from burns at sanctuary
3 years ago

Australia drops tons of food to help starving wildlife

The Australian government is airdropping tons of food to help feed starving animals displaced by wildfires.
3 years ago
Australia drops tons of food to help starving wildlife
3 years ago

Leonardo DiCaprio’s organization pledges $3 million to Australia fire relief

Celebrities including Leonardo DiCaprio, Elton John, Chris Hemsworth, Pink and Nicole Kidman have donated money in support of wildfire relief efforts.
3 years ago
Leonardo DiCaprio’s organization pledges $3 million to Australia fire relief
3 years ago

Tens of thousands protest Australia's government amid wildfires

Videos showed the crowd marching from the capital's Town Hall to Parliament House, where the office of Prime Minister Scott Morrison is located.
3 years ago
Tens of thousands protest Australia's government amid wildfires
3 years ago

Tens of thousands protest Australia's government amid wildfires

Thousands of protesters stepped out in Australia amid the wildfires to protest the government's climate policies.
3 years ago
Tens of thousands protest Australia's government amid wildfires
3 years ago

Lizzo volunteers at Australian food bank to support victims of fires

Lizzo volunteered at the Melbourne Foodbank on Wednesday and helped distribute food to those affected by Australia's massive fires.
3 years ago
Lizzo volunteers at Australian food bank to support victims of fires
3 years ago

Dogs are saving koalas in the Australia wildfires

Dogs are saving koalas in the Australia wildfires.
3 years ago
Dogs are saving koalas in the Australia wildfires
3 years ago

Wallabies rescued from wildfires cuddle together

The joeys were brought to Shai Ager, who runs a wallaby relocation project in Australia.
3 years ago
Wallabies rescued from wildfires cuddle together
3 years ago

Lizzo, Serena Williams offer help amid Australia fires

Lizzo stopped by a food bank during a tour stop in Australia while Serena Williams is joining tennis’s top stars in playing an exhibition match for fire relief.
3 years ago
Lizzo, Serena Williams offer help amid Australia fires
3 years ago

State Department raises travel advisory for Australia amid fires

A new level 2 warning means any American traveling to Australia is urged to postpone their trip if they're coming to an area affected by the wildfires.
3 years ago
State Department raises travel advisory for Australia amid fires
3 years ago

More than 1 billion animals estimated dead in Australia wildfires: Expert

Australia wildfires have destroyed nearly 800 homes in eight days and an expert estimates nearly a billion animals have died.
3 years ago
More than 1 billion animals estimated dead in Australia wildfires: Expert
3 years ago

Wallabies flee from bushfire in Australia

Wallabies were forced to flee from a raging bushfire burning near a wilderness retreat on Australia’s Kangaroo Island.
3 years ago
Wallabies flee from bushfire in Australia
3 years ago

Volunteers stepping up to save Australia’s wildlife amid fires

An ecological emergency is unfolding as more than 1 billion animals have now been killed.
3 years ago
Volunteers stepping up to save Australia’s wildlife amid fires
3 years ago

Australian wildfires: Knitters around the globe unite to knit koala mittens and joey pouches

The brush fires have affected hundreds of millions of animals.
3 years ago
Knitters around the globe make koala mittens and joey pouches for Australia fires
3 years ago

Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal to play charity tennis match for Australia fires

The charity match will be played ahead of the 2020 Australian Open.
3 years ago
Serena Williams, more stars to play charity tennis match for Australia fires
3 years ago

Crews race against time, weather changes to contain Australia fires

With hot and dry conditions on the way, crews are working tirelessly to fight the devastating wildfires in Australia.
3 years ago
Crews race against time, weather changes to contain Australia fires
3 years ago

Family rescues koalas from Kangaroo Island, Australia

A local family set up a rescue operation of koalas, transporting them to neighbors who they say have a permit to care for native wildlife.
3 years ago
Family rescues koalas from Kangaroo Island, Australia
3 years ago

Why the rain in Australia makes it harder to fight wildfires

The rain in Australia is actually hindering the process of back-burning, an essential part of stopping wildfires.
3 years ago
Why the rain in Australia makes it harder to fight wildfires
3 years ago

Using US map to examine scale of massive Australia wildfires

A superimposed wildfire map of Australia over the United States shows the scale of the massive wildfires that have spread Down Under.
3 years ago
US map shows scale of massive Australia wildfires
3 years ago

Thousands flee from apocalyptic fires in Australia

The massive bushfires are now visible from space and have engulfed an area the size of more than 50 New York Cities.
3 years ago
Thousands flee from apocalyptic fires in Australia
3 years ago

Wildfires rage out of control in Australia, prompting evacuations and rescues

Tens of thousands of residents have been driven from their homes as part of that country’s largest evacuations ever.
3 years ago
Wildfires rage out of control in Australia, prompting evacuations and rescues
3 years ago

‘Apocalyptic’ wildfires continue to spread throughout Australia

The path of destruction has widened as strong winds continue to fuel the flames.
3 years ago
‘Apocalyptic’ wildfires continue to spread throughout Australia
3 years ago

Massive evacuation underway due to fires in Australia

The ongoing fires impacting the region has led to an estimated half billion animals dead, including many koalas and kangaroos.
3 years ago
Massive evacuation underway due to fires in Australia