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US Firefighters Given Massive Round Of Applause As They Touch Down In Australia

US Firefighters Given Massive Round Of Applause As They Touch Down In Australia

American firefighters have been given a huge round of applause after touching down in Australia to help with the bushfire crisis.

The brave souls who crossed the Pacific Ocean seemed shocked that people even knew who they were let alone get a big clap from everyone at Sydney International Airport.

New South Wales Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons wrote on Twitter: "Coming through, all gathered gave a spontaneous and lengthy round of applause, reflecting the gratitude and admiration we all have for their generosity."

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The crews will head to Victoria to help those crews battling intense bushfires.

According to Huffington Post, this is the first time since 2010 that America has sent firefighters to Australia to help with bushfires.

Canada has also been generous with its firefighters, having sent a load of experts in the past few days.

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Hot, dry and windy conditions are expected in parts of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia and crews are ready to fight whatever nature throws at them.

Those on South Australia's Kangaroo Island have been particularly exhausted after a mammoth day of Emergency level bushfires.

Credit: PA
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CFS incident controller Ian Tanner said: "Essentially everybody working on this fire not only had a big day yesterday but they had disrupted rest, and we've got to keep going.

"We can't afford to stop now, but the weather has eased off. I'm very confident that the rate of spread will have slowed if not stopped and that any fire activity or smoke that you can see will be just burning in some of those creek lines and things.

"There is a bit of drizzle out there at the moment. Temperatures are down. Humidities are up. That doesn't mean that if you've got, it will still move slightly through the bush, through those forested areas, but our fire crews should be able to get in and deal with that. Unlike yesterday."

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Featured Image Credit: Shane Fitzsimmons/Twitter

Topics: News, Bushfires, Australia

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