More firefighters sent to battle WA blaze
More firefighters have been sent to battle a large bushfire burning in Western Australia.The blaze at Stirling Range National Park, in the state's Great Southern region, has blackened more than 33,000 hectares since being sparked by lightning on Boxing Day.
More firefighters from New Zealand have arrived in Australia to help battle the bush fires . Photo / Fire and Emergency NZ. The latest group of Kiwi firefighters were welcomed with applause from the public as they touched down in Australia last night.
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Kiwi firefighters arrived to the sound of applause as they landed in Australia.
The 21 firefighters who left New Zealand to battle the wildfires in Australia, arrived on Wednesday.
They were sent off by Minister of Internal Affairs Tracey Martin who wished them all the best before they left.
The group of firefighters who recently arrived brings the number of firefighters sent from New Zealand to 179 since late October.
A video clip posted on Twitter by Fire and Emergency New Zealand shows the firefighters walking through an airport terminal while wearing all black.
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As they push their carrier trolleys applause can be heard.
The firefighters will be stationed east of Canberra during their stay.
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According to Fire and Emergency New Zealand, Fire and Emergency and Pan Pac forestry crews made good progress on securing the 12km perimeter of the fire on Wednesday.
The wildfires have had a devastating effect on Australia.
At least 25 people have died in the bushfires while thousands have been left displaced.
480 million animals have died, while on Sunday the smoke finally reached Auckland, shocking New Zealanders.
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Twenty-three people have died since the fire season began.Twenty-three people have died this fire season in New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia.
Since September, the fires in Australia have killed at least 23 people. Dozens of people are missing and some 1,500 homes have already been lost this A quarter of the island has been ravaged by fire . South Australia state premier Steven Marshall said much of Flinders Chase National Park had been
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"I've been over to America, Canada, and not even seen anything like what's been going on in Australia."
But he believes New Zealand firefighters are trained professionals and understand unpredictable weather conditions.
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