Australia: Villagers trying to get life back on track after massive fires

People from the village of Quaamma in the Australian state of New South Wales joined efforts to help residents affected by the recent bush fires, as footage filmed on Friday shows. Volunteers were working at the Quaamma Community Hall providing assistance, giving away water and food. «It was huge. Fires that we've experienced, I've been here for 26 years, fires might have hit one community and... Еще that is just being a horrible, but when it's hit so many at once and continued to threaten others for quite a number of days. It was frightening. There's a lot of grieve and for those...I'm very lucky I still have a home. For four days I understood that I didn't,» said Veronica Abbott, a community relief centre organiser. A historic Anglican church was one of the buildings destroyed by the fire in Quaamma. «It's a heritage church made of wood and built on stamps. And it was beloved by the community. The fire engine that was attending it unfortunately ran out of water and it fell,» said Bronte Somersett, a local resident. At least 27 people and around half a billion animals have reportedly died since a record-breaking heatwave triggered the fires in Australia in September.

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