6-6.30pm January 7th
It is raining here in Adelaide, more importantly it is raining over the bush fire area.
Yay!! and Phew! relief!
It's said that the fire is now about 90-95% contained and under control.
A small side problem is that lightning strikes have started more than a few small fires in other areas, but they have been very quickly brought under control or put out.
I heard some thunder earlier and rejoiced, hoping for a downpour.
I don't know how much rain is falling up in those areas, I only know that here in my suburb we're getting just a sprinkle. And the air is still hot. Ugh.
I hope there is more rain to come.
Our predicted temperature today was 38C, but we got 42.2C instead.
**edit** have just heard it was a real downpour over the needed areas.
and....the largest CFS air crane helicopter which scoops and dumps water is named Elsie!
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