News Desk: Rain has fallen in parts of New South Wales and Victoria, bringing reprieve to some of Australia’s most fire-ravaged towns.
There were showers in Eden, in NSW, and Kangaroo Island off the coast of South Australia on Sunday after a horror weekend for firefighters.
Acclaimed bush pilot and Dick Lang and his son Clayton died in catastrophic bushfires on Kangaroo Island on Saturday.
Eden, on the New South Wales south coast, was under threat from an out-of-control bushfire approaching the town from the Victorian border.
But rain brought temporary relief to firefighters and some residents were able to return to their homes.
However, the respite will be short lived as horror conditions are forecast to return on Thursday and Friday this week when temperatures will soar to 38C.