The Bushfire Royal Commission has also warned longer seasons worldwide may make it harder to obtain specilaist aircraft from overseas in future.
Queensland has finally taken delivery of its gigantic Q400MR firefighting aircraft – which can carry 10,000 litres of water or retardant.
Authorities said emergency services tackling the blaze near Humpty Doo in the NT were already contending with probably the worst fire weather in a decade.
TracPlus’ device automates the time-consuming collecting and reporting of data now required to satisfy new industry standards.
A Noosa-designed and built fire tank for military Black Hawks will be used to tackle Californian forest fires in the coming months after it received official certification.
Aerial firefighters were dispatched to tackle a bushfire spreading in strong winds near the NSW-Queensland border on Wednesday.