May 12, 2021

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Australia: all fires under control in the State most affected

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 19: Fire and Rescue personal run to move their truck as a bushfire burns next to a major road and homes on the outskirts of the town of Bilpin on December 19, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has declared a state of emergency for the next seven days with ongoing dangerous fire conditions and almost 100 bushfires burning across the state. It's the second state of emergency declared in NSW since the start of the bushfire season. (Photo by David Gray/Getty Images)

All the fires that were burning in the australian State of New South Wales, the most affected by months of forest fires dévasteurs, have been controlled, have announced on Thursday at the AFP firefighters.

“Since this afternoon, all the fires in New South Wales are under control,” said a spokesman for the fire department in the rural areas of this State, welcoming this “very good news” after months of unprecedented crisis in the country. The heavy rainfall of the last few days, the most important of these last thirty years, have helped to extinguish the fire and control the other.

“All the fires are now controlled in the New South Wales”, has said in a video on Twitter, Rob Rogers, deputy director of the fire service of the State. However, it stated that “all fires are not extinguished, there is still some activity in the extreme south of the State.”

In the australian capital Territory around Canberra, the firefighters were trying always Thursday to control a fire that was not threatening.

This year, these forest fires have been particularly early and intense, due to the drought and high temperatures, phenomena fuelled by the climate change.

Since September, fires have destroyed across several States in the east and south of the huge island-continent is a surface of over 100,000 km2, larger than Portugal, and is at least 33 deaths. More than 2,500 homes went up in smoke, and approximately one billion animals would have perished.