New South Wales fires contained

Australia’s fire service says all bush and grass fires in the state of New South Wales have now been contained.

Blazes in Australia’s hard-hit state of New South Wales brought under control, firefighters said on Thurs, signalling the end of a “black summer” that claimed 33 lives nationwide. Heavy rains helped extinguish blazes, raged along East coast since September .

The state’s rural fire service announced this on Twitter on Thursday, saying they will now focus on helping people rebuild.

The state has battled months of bushfires this season, but heavy rains since last week and the ensuing floods have extinguished most of the fires.

Meanwhile, some parts of the region are still flooded. The water level temporarily topped one meter at an inland town in the north of New South Wales.
But the flooding is welcome news to people in drought-stricken areas.
A dam in southwest Sydney is reportedly at 100 percent capacity.

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