Sydney Opera House Lights Up With Messages of Support to Firefighters

The iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House were lit up on the evening of January 11 in tribute to firefighters battling Australia’s bushfires.

The Sydney Opera House’s official Twitter account said in a tweet that it wished to “send a message of hope and strength, and importantly to thank the emergency services and volunteers for their incredible efforts and courage”.

At the time the sails were lit up, the New South Wales RFS said it was battling 124 bush and grass fires burning across the state, with 47 not yet contained. The organization said more than 3,000 of its members would be working throughout the night to build and strengthen containment lines. Credit: NSW Rural Fire Service via Storyful