AFP: Rain offers hope in Australian bushfire fight

Focus Information Agency | Jan 14, 2020 at 9:22 AM
  • Forecasts of heavy rain offered hope Tuesday in the months-long battle to contain Australia’s unprecedented bushfires, but smoke lifted pollution levels in the nation’s second biggest city to among the worst in the world, AFP reported.
  • However, dozens of fires remained out of control and, with many weeks of hot weather still expected throughout Australia’s summer, there was no suggestion the crisis would end soon.
  • Pollution in Melbourne, which is normally ranked as among the world’s most liveable cities, was rated “hazardous”.