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Aussie Firefighters Break Into Smiles And Dance As Rain Falls On Bushfire Area

Aussie Firefighters Break Into Smiles And Dance As Rain Falls On Bushfire Area

Firefighters around Australia have been battling intense bushfires for weeks but one area has just received a massive dumping of rain.

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When you've been working around the clock to protect homes, lives and wildlife, what would be the first thing you'd do when you get some rain? You'd do a bloody good dance.

And that's exactly what one local did while firefighters from the Leongatha Fire Brigade couldn't wipe the smiles off their faces when the heavens opened up yesterday.

The Fire Brigade uploaded the video to social media, writing: "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 their homes for the past two weeks."

Credit: Leongatha Fire Brigade/Facebook
Credit: Leongatha Fire Brigade/Facebook
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You can just imagine the sheer excitement at seeing, feeling and hearing rain fall on the bushfire areas below, which would give these firefighters a helping hand.

The post on Facebook has been liked, shared and commented on by thousands of people who are similarly excited at the prospect of the fires being tackled from above.

While it's good news for many firefighters who experienced the rain yesterday, the storm that rolled across the state has caused headaches for people in other areas.

The New South Wales Rural Fire Service tweeted yesterday: "Not exactly what we wanted to see. NSW has been hit by a number of storms this afternoon, with numerous lightning strikes recorded.

"Some areas also saw some rain others not as fortunate. More than 80 fires are burning across NSW, 50 are yet to be brought under control."

Lightning can be one of the big causes of bushfires, so no doubt those ominous black clouds yesterday would have be cause for concern as well as excitement.

Featured Image Credit: Leongatha Fire Brigade/Facebook

Topics: News, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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