Australia celebrates heavy rains put out some forest fires

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Australia celebrates heavy rains put out some forest fires

Reuters

            
            
                    Loren Elliott

Forest Fires in Australia – Archive

The largest amount of rain in nearly 20 years hit a large sector of forested areas in eastern Australia, to put out some of the most serious fires and alleviate farmers who have been fighting drought for a while.

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Officials have warned of possible floods and landslides in New South Wales, Australias most populous state.

“It is breaking the back of this fire season, undoubtedly. The rains are good for commercial activities and farms and for putting out some of these fires we have been fighting for many months,” said State Fire Commissioner Sean Fitzsimons.

A series of huge fires since September destroyed more than 28 million acres in Australia, also killed 33 people, killed more than a billion animals and destroyed thousands of homes.

Source: Reuters





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