Bushfires 'quite devastating but we'll manage'
Queensland Pineapple Farmer Jake Brooks says the destruction of his farm at the hands of a Yeppoon bushfire is "quite devastating" but he'll "manage"."The fire front was something like 12 to 15 kilometres wide with a 30-to-40-knot wind behind it... we saved our house but we lost a lot of production machinery, harvesters - sheds," he said.
Bushfires in Australia are common , impact extensive areas, and can cause property damage and loss of human life . However, certain native flora in Australia have evolved to rely on bushfires as
Koalas given mittens after bushfires Jump to media player Koalas caught up in wildfires currently burning across southern Australia are being given special mittens while they are treated for burns in a wildlife hospital in Adelaide.
Incredible stories of human kindness have emerged during the bushfire crisis currently gripping the nation.
A staggering $938,000 has been raised for animals injured in the blazes, with a new wild koala breeding program to be established in New South Wales.
Pictures: Bushfires leave devastating trail across NSW
Donations poured in for the Port Macquarie Hospital's Go Fund Me page where the initial goal was to raise $25,000 and buy automatic drinking stations for koalas and other wildlife.
Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary's 'Noah's ark' bus evacuates 150 animals from Yeppoon bushfires
In the midst of horror bushfires, with flames licking the tops of trees in the distance and embers falling, staff and volunteers have frantically crated more than 150 vulnerable animals to safety.The 25-acre park in bushland at Yeppoon in central Queensland, which rescues and rehabilitates injured and abandoned wildlife, evacuated more than 150 animals on Saturday night as a 14-kilometre firefront burned nearby.
The Southern Ash Wildlife Shelter cares for injured wildlife and did a tremendous job rehabilitating Sam the Koala until her passing from an unrelated We are all sad at the news of Sam's passing however, it's important to note that Sam was put to sleep due to a condition unrelated to the Bushfires .
While bushfires are common in Australia , the fire season has been starting earlier and fires have been growing more destructive in recent years — a development many experts link with climate change. More wind, more heat. Authorities estimate over 110 wildfires are burning in eastern Australia .
The donations came from 60 different countries, with the highest number of contributions from Australia, followed by the United States and the United Kingdom.
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Koala hospital raises more than $1million to help suffering animals injured in terrifying bushfires raging across Australia .
The campaign launched by Port Macquarie Koala Hospital aimed to raise money to buy automatic drinking stations for animals living in areas devastated by fires. The initial fundraising goal was $25,000, but $1.146million has now been raised from more than 25,500 donations.About 350 have died in the bushfires raging in New South Wales and Queensland.