Light Rain brings Temporary Respite from Bushfire in Australia, Authorities to begin Damage Assessment

  • Light rain and cooler temperatures in southeast Australia has provided a temporary respite from the blazing bushfires that were spurred by bushfire. However, officials have warned that the light rain is highly inadequate to put off around 200 bushfires still burning. On Sunday, the Australian authorities have begun assessing the damage caused by the bushfire crisis. In an afternoon briefing, New South Wales state Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said: “It certainly is a welcome reprieve, it is psychological relief if nothing else.” While tens of thousands of homes in both NSW and Victoria states were without power, estimates say that almost half a billion (480 million) animals have either died or are directly affected by the raging bushfires in Australia.

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