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An old video is being shared as firefighters celebrating the recent rains in Australia.

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A video is being shared widely on social media with a claim that it is finally raining in Australia. The post also claims that it might stop the Australian bushfires. Let’s try to analyze the claim made in the post

The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: Video shows firefighters celebrating the recent rains in Australia.   

Fact: The video is an old one. While it is true that there were some rains in Australia recently, the video was taken in November-2019. Hence the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.      

On searching about the rains in Australia, it was found that it rained in Australia on Monday (i.e. January 6, 2020). But when the screenshots of the video were run through the Yandex Reverse Image Search, the same video was found in an article published in November-2019. In the article, a link to the Facebook video uploaded by the ‘Leongatha Fire Brigade’ can be seen. So, the video is from Australia but it is not related to the recent rains.

To sum it up, an old video is being shared as firefighters celebrating the recent rains in Australia.

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