AFP: Relief as rain falls over Autralian bushfires

Focus Information Agency | Jan 16, 2020 at 3:18 AM
  • So authorities had been looking forward to this week’s rain hoping it would help contain or even extinguish some fires.
  • In the state of New South Wales, where many of the worst fires have burnt, there were “good falls” on some blazes early Thursday, the local meteorology bureau reported.
  • In the southern city of Melbourne, thunderstorms late on Wednesday helped to clear bushfire smoke that had choked the city since the start of the week and disrupted the build-up to next week’s Australian Open tennis tournament.