Australia: Quietest fire season in decade

Due to the coolest and wettest summer in years, Australia’s most populous state New South Wales has closed out its quietest fire season in a decade. The current bushfire season has seen half the number of callouts at 5,500.

According to the NSW Rural Fire Service, the previous season burned 31,000 hectares compared to 5.5 million hectares razed across the state during last season’s Black Summer wildfires.

Due to La Nina weather pattern, Australia registering its wettest weather in four years and its coolest in nine though it also had the downside of causing massive floods in parts of the country’s east coast.

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