On the day of the faire, jolting pictures and video of the spire collapsing, the roof ablaze, were posted alongside people's snaps and memories of their visits to the famed old edifice. But for me, one photo captured a message, writes Simon Smart.
Among the devastating loss from the Notre Dame cathedral fire, "an ounce of hope" is discovered by anxious French beekeepers. But there's still no confirmation whether the bees have survived.
Should repair of Notre Dame aim to restore the cathedral as accurately as possible or recognise the building as a piece of living culture and preserve its scars, asks Cameron Logan.
Police are investigating reports a man threatened a homeowner before his house, south of Brisbane, was destroyed by fire in the early hours of this morning.
When firefighters bring big bushfires under control they don't just suddenly go out. That's the work of largely unseen mop-up crews who work quietly behind the scenes for weeks and months after Australia's biggest blazes.
Two people escape unharmed after their yacht erupts in flames off Moreton Island in South-East Queensland this morning.
A truck carrying aerosol cans is engulfed in flames, which spread to nearby scrub, after it hits the back of another truck near Monarto, on the main road from Adelaide to Melbourne.
The Australian Workers' Union demands tougher regulation following Friday's blaze at a waste storage business that injured two workers and spewed thick black smoke over Melbourne.
Authorities are working to accommodate hundreds of students, who were forced to flee when fire broke out at a residential college at James Cook University early this morning.
The distraught owner of two Canberra restaurants seemingly targeted by arson attacks overnight says he is committed to rebuilding, after one of the fires burned his business to the ground and blanketed smoke across Canberra's inner south.