Australia fires: Rain brings relief, over 20 deaths recorded so far

Southeast Australia received some relief, on Monday, when the fire-ravaged area of the country witnessed some rain and cooler conditions.


According to a volunteer-based firefighting agency, a total of 146 areas are burning across the state, with 65 uncontained. About 2,700 firefighters were tackling the blazes on Sunday.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday called off his visit to India later this month due to the devastating bushfire crisis in his country.


The wildfires have so far scorched a huge area and have resulted in the deaths of at least 24 people and destroyed roughly 2,000 homes. Scientists are convinced the fires have been caused by man-made global warming.

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