WATCH: Firefighters rejoice as rain falls on bushfire area in Australia
After weeks of continuously putting out bushfires, a group of firefighters could not help but smile as they experienced rainfall in New South Wales (NSW), Australia.
Firefighters from the Leongatha Fire Brigade were grinning from ear to ear while being rained on, as seen in the department’s Facebook post last Monday, Nov. 25. One local, a certain Sue Manchester Regan, even danced in the rain as she could not hide her joy brought about by the rain.
“This is our crew in Rollands Plains in NSW at the moment with some very happy locals who have been on edge for over a month,” the fire brigade stated.
This is our crew in Rollands Plains in NSW at the moment with some very happy locals who have been on edge for over a month. This local has also been helping cook meals for all the Fire Fighters and locals that have been forced from thier homes for the past 2 week.
Posted by Leongatha Fire Brigade on Sunday, November 24, 2019
They also pointed out that Regan had supposedly helped cook meals for the firefighters and other residents who have been forced out of their homes for the past two weeks. She later took to social media as well to express her gratitude toward the firefighters.
“I am so grateful to your crew and the many others that helped us in our time of need,” she said. “Humbled by your sacrifice …… and so far from home!!!!”
However, she also clarified that she did not cook for the crew and other locals, citing that she was a “crap cook.” Regan instead emptied trash cans and did “tip runs.”
“Grubby work more my style!” she said.
Meanwhile, Dale Carruthers, the crew’s captain, also shared the video on his own page, saying: “What a day didn’t think it would end like this.”
Despite the rain seen in the video, bushfires continue to hit numerous areas in NSW. There are currently 151 bush and grass fires in the Australian state, the NSW Rural Fire Service said via Twitter earlier today, Nov. 27.
At 5.30pm there are 151 bush and grass fires burning in NSW, 79 of these are uncontained. Over the past 24 hours, around 100 new fires kicked off. More than 2,200 personnel are working to slow the progress of the fires. #nswfires #nswrfs pic.twitter.com/bxMDKzEZg2
— NSW RFS (@NSWRFS) November 27, 2019
The fire service also pointed out that 79 of the reported fires are still uncontained.
“Over the past 24 hours, around 100 new fires kicked off,” it said. “More than 2,200 personnel are working to slow the progress of the fires.” /ra