Australia Fires ‘Contained’ In New South Wales For The First Time This Season
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 a “traumatic, exhausting and anxious” brushfire season.
“It has taken a lot of work by firefighters, emergency services and communities to get to this point,” the New South Wales Rural Fire Services tweeted.
New South Wales deputy commissioner Rob Rogers said now the attention can shift toward helping people start anew.
"After what's been a truly devastating fire season for both firefighters and residents, all fires all are now contained in New South Wales, which is great news," Rogers said. "All fires are now contained so we can really focus on helping people rebuild."
First published on February 13, 2020 / 10:22 AM
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