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Sydney Opera House's tribute to firefighters

January 13, 2020 12:03 IST
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The sails of the iconic Sydney Opera House were lit up over the weekend with messages of support for the firefighters currently battling at least 136 fires in New South Wales alone.

The projections began at 8.30 pm on Saturday and were a tribute to the firefighters and communities who have suffered through the current crisis. 

One image showed a woman hugging a volunteer firefighter, while another was of a sign which read: 'Thank You firies'.

 

Fire crews have been working tirelessly since the bushfire season began back in October. 

Thousands of homes have already been destroyed and 27 people have been killed, but there are fears those numbers will rise as the season could last until March.

Over seven million hectares of land have burned in the fires. 

The iconic Sydney Opera House illuminated with images of heroic firefighters who have been battling bushfires across the country. Photograph: Brook Mitchell/Getty Images

The projections began on Saturday as a tribute to the firefighters and communities who have suffered through the current crisis. Photograph: Brook Mitchell/Getty Images

One image showed a woman hugging a volunteer firefighter, while another was of a sign which read: 'Thank You firies'. Photograph: Brook Mitchell/Getty Images

Onlookers were impressed by the display, with many seen tasking pictures on their phones. Photograph: Brook Mitchell/Getty Images

NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons described the move as a “truly special tribute”, and a “lovely display of appreciation and recognition”. Photograph: Brook Mitchell/Getty Images
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