All Australia fires now contained

by Bryan Brammer · Feb 14th, 2020 1:44 pm

The New South Wales Rural Fire Service announced Thursday that all of the remaining fires in Australia have officially been contained.

"After what's been a truly devastating fire season for both firefighters and residents who have suffered through so much this season, all fires are now contained in NSW, which is great news," said Rural Fire Service Deputy Commissioner Rob Rogers.

Heavy rainfall during the past week has allowed Sydney's dams to reach their highest in almost two years. In fact, the collective average supply for all state dams peaked at a little more than 75 percent.

Although 24 fires still remain in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, none are out of control. This allows local authorities to "really focus on helping people rebuild," Rogers said.


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