Aussie Firefighters Break Into Smiles and Dance as Rain Falls on Bushfire Area | 22 Words

Sadly, it is the time of the year when Australia is repeatedly plagued with out of control bush fires.

These natural fires cause devastation around the country every year, with hundreds of homes being destroyed and hundreds of miles of forests being completely torn apart.

For weeks now, the bushfires have raged on, killing over 1000 koalas and destroying thousands of acres of natural bushland. But there has been one glimmer of hope - A fire brigade in New South Wales was jubilant when the heavens opened and began pouring with rain... So jubilant, in fact, that they started dancing and celebrating.

The heartwarming footage was posted to Facebook and quickly went viral, with many praising the team for their tireless efforts.

Keep scrolling to watch their celebration...

 

Bushfires are a harsh reality of living in Australia...

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As beautiful of a country that Australia is, it certainly isn't very safe in terms of mother nature.

The final few months of the year are always Australia's hottest...

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Every year without fail, Australia experiences scorching temperatures over the festive season, with highs of 48 degrees celsius being reached around the country.

But these high temperatures certainly aren't something to be celebrated...

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The heat that Australia faces becomes unbearable, with many being unable to even sit on the beach and sunbathe due to the extreme heat burning their skin.

And in extreme cases...

Wild bush fires occur, which sadly, happens most year in Australia.

The people of Australia are no strangers to bush fires...

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Bush fires are slow-moving and, according to the Australian government, they have an extremely high heat output, meaning that they can pass in 2-5 minutes, but they smolder for days on end.

They are now an intrinsic part of Australia's environment.

But despite natural ecosystems have evolved with fire, hundreds of thousands of Australia's wildlife are affected by the flames every year.

New South Wales is suffering immensely at the moment.

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This state of Australia is truly taking a beating by bush fires, and it has been battling the heat for the last few weeks.

The last few weeks have had a devastating impact...

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The BBC reported that close to fifty bush fires continue to burn in populated coastal and inland regions to the city's north. Authorities say 468 homes have so far been destroyed since blazes flared up on 8 November.

6 people have been confirmed to have died in the fires since they ignited...

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Vivian Chaplain, sixty-nine, Julie Fletcher, sixty-three, Barry Parsons, fifty-eight, and George Nole, whose age is unknown. They were found in separate locations in rural NSW.

As the forests and rural areas continue to burn...

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Many forget that these are the homes to Australia's wildlife, and so many animals perish to the flames and smoke every year.

Australia's native animals are also at a huge risk.

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As many as 1000 koala bears have died, with an approximate 80% of the fireground footprint said to have encroached on prime koala habitat.

The authorities and volunteers work tirelessly every year to help as many animals as possible...

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And because of these efforts, a lot of dehydrated and scared animals are saved from the relentless bush fires.

The Australian fire services have also been stretched to their limits.

Firefighters all over the country have been tirelessly battling the formidable fires for the last couple of weeks.

They haven't had a break.

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And have been working around the clock to protect the environment, wildlife, and surrounding homes.

So, understandably...

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A little bit of rain is bound to raise their spirits.

Well, this is exactly what happened to one fire brigade.

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Firefighters from the Leongatha Fire Brigade in New South Wales were visibly overjoyed when the heavens opened and dumped down a ton of rain.

It had been a gruelling few weeks for the team...

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Who had all been battling to keep the blazes at bay in Rollands Plains.

The Leongatha Fire Brigade uploaded a video of their crew celebrating to Facebook...

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And they wrote, "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."

And they even had one enthusiastic local joining in with the celebrations...

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They wrote, "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 2 weeks."

You can watch the full video here...

The post has since been liked, shared and commented on by thousands of people online, who are all similarly excited at the prospect of the natural rain finally bringing an end to the horrific fires. For more on the current climate crisis, Australia is facing, keep scrolling to read about the grizzly fate their barrier reef faces...