Australian Wildfire Update

Alana Wood, Staff

The Australian fire season started in early December and has been one of the most damaging on record, akin to the 2009 “Black Saturday Fires” that killed over 170 people.

This current fire has burned more than 27 million acres across the continent. This has significantly harmed the ecosystem and scientists fear the animals previously inhabiting wild-fire raged areas won’t be able to build their populations back up.

An estimated 1.25 billion animals have died from fire related deaths. Over 2,500 homes have been destroyed in the fires path and has left 25 people dead.