All bush and grass fires across NSW are now contained

Australian Associated Press
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All bush and grass fires burning across NSW are contained for the first time this bushfire season, authorities say.

The NSW Rural Fire Service on Thursday afternoon announced the news while describing the season as traumatic and exhausting.

"It has taken a lot of work by firefighters, emergency services and communities to get to this point," the RFS tweeted.

NSW RFS has confirmed all bush and grass fires in NSW have been contained. Pictured are firefighters holding a hose.
Following the week of rain, the bush and grass fires across NSW are contained. Source: AAP Image/Sean Davey

There are 24 fires burning in NSW as of Thursday evening. All are south of Sydney.

Heavy rainfall last weekend saw parts of the state record more than 300mm within 48 hours along the coast.

The east coast low downpours, which caused widespread flash flooding and storm damage, put out 30 fires on the weekend, the RFS revealed earlier this week.

The Lindfield Road fire, which has been burning through the Port Macquarie region for 210 days, was extinguished on Wednesday after burning through 858 hectares of which 400 was peat soils underground.

The Currowan fire burning in the Shoalhaven region was extinguished on Saturday night after burning for 74 days and destroying 312 homes.

But 24 fires still remain burning in NSW, all of which are south of Sydney.
However, there are 24 fires burning in NSW all of which are south of Sydney. Source: AAP Image/Supplied by NSW Rural Fire Service

Fires in the Snowy Valley and Monaro areas were the last to remain uncontained before Thursday afternoon.

There have been more than 11,000 bush and grass fires across NSW this fire season with more than 5.4 million hectares burnt.

Some 2400 homes have been destroyed and 25 lives lost.

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