Jason Sharples

Fireman conducting hazard reduction

New research has found the window of opportunity for hazard reduction burns won’t actually get smaller, but instead change seasons.

bushfire

Extreme fire risk will overlap with weather patterns to create fire tornadoes more often under climate change.

fire storm

When a bushfire rages so high it creates its own thunderstorm, it becomes a 'firestorm' and makes life much more difficult for firefighters. We still have a lot to learn about what triggers them, writes Jason Sharples.

Bushfire cropped

Researchers and firefighters have long speculated that fire tornadoes might exist. Now we know they do, write Jason Sharples and Rick McRae.

Highfirerisk

A new form of bushfire behaviour has been identified by a team of researchers from UNSW Canberra and ACT emergency services.