Australia fires: Firefighters jump for joy as rain drenches NSW bushfire zone

Firefighters on New South Wales' mid-north coast have been captured jumping for joy as torrential rain pours over the fire-ravaged grounds.

The Leongatha Fire Brigade shared the touching video of their volunteer crew laughing and dancing gleefully with locals in Rolland Plains, around 40 kilometres from Port Macquarie, as they huddled for shelter.

The firefighters travelled from Victoria's South Gippsland Shire to join the battle against the blazes burning through NSW. The brigade also acknowledged the locals' help cooking meals for firefighters and residents forced from their homes.

A low-pressure system in the area is moving slowly out to sea, bringing welcomed rain and potential hail, 9 News reports.

The video has amassed more than 223,000 views and almost 4400 shares since it was uploaded on Monday, with many expressing their gratitude for the firefighters.

"I'm crying with the happiest tears to see this. You guys and gals have fought an exhausting battle. What a relief... my heart is so happy seeing this," one person commented.

"There is no doubt about the Aussie spirit, helping each other out. Makes me very proud of the Victorian crews that have gone up north to help their fellow emergency services... stay safe and come home soon," wrote another.

A number of New Zealanders took to the comments to send well wishes to those across the ditch.

"Let's hope it keeps on for a while, you all certainly deserve and need it, kind thoughts from NZ," said one.

According to, 65 fires continue to burn across NSW as of Monday with dozens raging in Victoria. 

Queensland's emergency declaration was lifted over the weekend following a fortnight of brutal fire conditions.