After more than 240 days, Australia’s New South Wales is finally free from bushfires

Australia faces a fire season every summer, but it had already had months of extreme heat and one of the worst droughts on record when this one began.

There were fires in every Australian state, but New South Wales was hardest hit, with smoke so bad in Sydney in December that air quality measured 11 times the “hazardous” level.

The blazes damaged World Heritage Areas, including the Blue Mountains and the Gondwana rainforests in New South Wales and Queensland, according to Australian authorities.

In times like this, 3Cs had joined hands and made donations to NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) and local Rural Fire Brigade. Donations made, directly benefit volunteer firefighters and are always gratefully received. Many local Rural Fire Brigades conduct fundraising through doorknocks, letterbox drops, or at community functions. These proceeds directly assist brigades in conducting their community activities. The NSW RFS Donations Fund is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission.

The Australian state of New South Wales is officially free from bushfires for the first time in more than 240 days, according to the area’s fire service.

Months of devastating fires in Australia left at least 28 people dead, about 3,000 homes destroyed and up to a billion animals affected.

On February 13 the fire service said all of the fires in New South Wales had been declared contained for the first time this season.

Now, all bushfires in the state have been extinguished.