Home / news / Exhausted firefighters said they had finally brought Australia’s largest “megablaze” under control Monday | Firefighters said they finally had the upper hand in the fight against the vast Gospers Mtn fire on Sydney’s northwestern outskirts, which has been burning out of control for almost 3 months

Exhausted firefighters said they had finally brought Australia’s largest “megablaze” under control Monday | Firefighters said they finally had the upper hand in the fight against the vast Gospers Mtn fire on Sydney’s northwestern outskirts, which has been burning out of control for almost 3 months

Exhausted firefighters said they had finally brought Australia’s largest “megablaze” under control Monday | Firefighters said they finally had the upper hand in the fight against the vast Gospers Mtn fire on Sydney’s northwestern outskirts, which has been burning out of control for almost 3 months

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  1. Hopefully they get some luck go their way, and some rain besides.

  2. >Visiting the area on Monday, New South Wales Rural Fire Service commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said there was a “small area of burning still to complete” but the “containment prognosis looks promising.”
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    >The fire seared an area of national park three times the size of Greater London and lit several connected blazes totalling over 800,000 hectares.
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    >Dozens of other fires are yet to be controlled.

  3. finally some good news , hope they can put it out soon

  4. dang all they needed to do was feed it carrots and sweet potatoes

  5. How do they even contain fire of these proportions?
    Counter fires?

  6. Give them raises, free healthcare coverage for life for them and their families, better equipment and more funding.

  7. Still not getting paid though, are they?

  8. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://phys.org/news/2020-01-australian-megablaze-brought.html) reduced by 83%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Exhausted firefighters said they had finally brought Australia's largest "Megablaze" under control Monday, as wet weather promised to deliver much-needed respite for countryside ravaged by bushfires.

    > New South Wales firefighters said they finally had the upper hand in the fight against the vast Gospers Mountain fire on Sydney's northwestern outskirts, which has been burning out of control for almost three months.

    > Visiting the area on Monday, New South Wales Rural Fire Service commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said there was a "Small area of burning still to complete" but the "Containment prognosis looks promising.”

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  9. [Just a heads-up that the Gosper Mountain fire was started by lightning and is a good example of a remote area inaccessible to arsonists](https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/the-monster-a-short-history-of-australia-s-biggest-forest-fire-20191218-p53l4y.html) certainly beyond reason that an arsonist would travel there and start it.

  10. That video that was posted yesterday in some subreddit that showed how much had burned of Australia during the last 2 months im shocked the fire would of had much fuel left to burn.

    It’s going to be bizarre and quite sad for Australians to enjoy the great outdoors until the forest comes back, if it comes back.

  11. Thank you to all the firefighters and everyone else who got this beast under control.❤️

  12. Can the ecosystem bounce back from such damages, especially with the fact in mind that this year likely isn’t going to be the last nor the worst summer in the years to come?

  13. Well seems like they got one fire in control but the fires in the southeast are still raging.

  14. sorry for dumb and naive question. Other than being a catastrophic sized fire, why can’t Scott Morrison do more to help these volunteer firefighters? Is it he can’t or he won’t? Like could the military/national guard equivalent step in to help?

  15. Awesome job guys, we really appreciate this effort A LOT. I’m not sure how we can ever repay you but just know that you’re hero’s.

  16. Good job I bought [that dildo](https://geekysextoys.com/product/the-down-under-donation-dildo/) for my gf yesterday eh? No need to thank us, we’re glad to do our bits.

  17. Can’t wait to see footage of their idiot PM congratulating them all while they again tell him to fuck himself.

  18. Governments that actively sabotage action on climate change are literally betraying their citizens. Climate change is a major threat to the security of every nation. What do you call people who sabotage national security? You call them traitors. It’s time we started treating climate change deniers as public enemies.

  19. Jeez; hopefully we far better next year. Glad to hear they are turning the tide tho !

  20. Australia needs to treat the firefighters better, this is not going to be the last big fire. It will happen again and again so prepare your firefighters so they can tackle the fire in early stages and stop it from becoming a mega fire.

  21. These fires in Australia look terrifying

  22. I just raise my fist in hope. Well fucking done!! Hopefully they can get some rest so they can make good decisions while fighting fires.

  23. American here. What is the most effective way for average citizens to directly contribute to relief efforts?

  24. Do the rain dance! Du tututu tu

  25. I don’t know if it was too late to donate when I did. The us had a delay in informing the public of what Australia was going through. I still gave money to the Australian Red Cross. Hopefully, it helps

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