New South Wales fire officials have confirmed that the bushfires in the Australian state have now been contained.
The NSW Rural Fire Service said it was “great news” after “a very traumatic, exhausting and anxious” time.
The news comes as heavy rain has lashed the state since last weekend; bringing a much-needed respite for the firefighters and members of the public.
But the heavy rain has caused flash flooding in Queensland where a 75-year-male is reported to have been swept away by the floods.
Thirty-three people lost their lives during the fires, including three heroic firefighters.
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