Australia - fundraiser, fires, and rain

A Facebook fundraiser by Australian comedian Celeste Barber has raised over $30 million for New South Wales' volunteer firefighters, providing them with some much-needed help during Australia's bush fire crisis. Barber launched the fundraiser on January 3rd and more than 800,000 people from across the world have donated, including people from the U.S., U.K., Canada, Denmark, Portugal, Greece and Germany.

The fires continue to burn...

There is good news this morning... some rain has begun to fall in spots.