The nightmare season looks to be over in the Australian state of New South Wales. Now the rescue service announces that there are no active forest fires – for the first time in 240 days.

For eight months, firefighters and civilians have been fighting the fires in Australia. Several people have died, many have been injured and large areas have been completely destroyed. Now the rescue service in New South Wales is leaving a happy message. There are currently no active forest fires, reports 7NEWS.

The fire season is over.
One billion animals have died
“We would like to extend a huge thank you to the incredible firefighters and citizens who have done so much in recent months,” they write in a post on Facebook.

Now they can finally breathe out.

It is estimated that over one billion animals died as a result of the fires and that thousands of homes were destroyed.