Austrailia wildfires still burning but the threat to life has lessened,21985,25138041-661,00.html

Thankfully, the worst seems to be over in lives lost in the Australia wildfires which has claimed over 200 lives, but the fires are still burning. Please continue to keep them in your prayers. The hard part is still on, since more than 30% of those who lost everything are not insured.

[quote=the article]Up to 30mm of rain fell over the state yesterday, helping to dampen, but not extinguish the fires.

Country Fire Authority (CFA) deputy chief fire officer Steve Warrington said if the fires were going to break out, yesterday was the day.

"Mother Nature threw just about everything at Victoria yesterday,"he said.

“We had winds, we had dust storms, we had rain, we had fires, just about everything possible.”

It was now time for overseas and interstate crews to go home and for volunteers to get some well-deserved rest.

“It will take some weeks to mop it all up, but as long as there are no new starts, it should be okay,” Mr Warrington said.

Stbruno, thank you for the update on this terrible disaster.

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