first_imgA buggy pulls people, sliding around in the mud, as they celebrate the rainfall in Winton, Queensland, Australia on Jan. 15 in this still image taken from social media video. TEONIE DWYER VIA REUTERS Australia, famous for its pristinebeaches and wildlife, has been fighting bushfires since September, with fireskilling 29 people and millions of animals, and destroying over 2,500 homes. MELBOURNE – Thunderstorms with heavyrains dampened bushfires on Australia’s east coast on Friday. Victoria, New South Wales andQueensland, three of the states most affected by drought and bushfires,welcomed this week’s drenching rain. Severe storms are forecast to continuein many fire-stricken regions of New South Wales and Queensland, includingareas that have not seen heavy falls for years, weather officials said.(Reuters)last_img

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