Tue. Jun 2nd, 2020

Australia Fires Finally “Contained” In New South Wales

Fires in the Australian state of New South Wales have officially been “contained” – for the first time this season. The New South Wales Rural Fire Service tweeted out the announcement Thursday, saying it has been “traumatic, exhausting and anxious” bushfire season. 

A fire bombing helicopter works to contain a bushfire along Old Bar road in Old Bar, New South Wales, Australia, November 9, 2019. AAP Image/Shane Chalker/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. AUSTRALIA OUT. NEW ZEALAND OUT.

“It has taken a lot of work by firefighters, emergency services and communities to get to this point,” the New South Wales Rural Fire Service tweeted.In what has been a very traumatic, exhausting and anxious bush fire season so far, for the first time this season all bush and grass fires in NSW are now contained.


It has taken a lot of work by firefighters, emergency services and communities to get to this point. #nswrfs pic.twitter.com/RhqmcYhJ1j— NSW RFS (@NSWRFS) February 13, 2020

Firefighters have spent several grueling months battling wildfires in the region. They recently had an assist from substantial rain in New South Wales. The biggest city in the state, Sydney, saw its heaviest rainfall in 30 years.    

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett

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