πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

Koala rescued from Australia bushfire

Video Credit: Reuters - Viral Video
Published on November 22, 2019 - Duration: 00:34s
Firefighters rescued a koala as bushfires spread across New South Wales
Advertisement

Koala rescued from Australia bushfire

SHOWS: JACKY BULBIN FLAT, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA (NOVEMBER 21, 2019) (PAUL SUDMALS - NO RESALE / MUST ON SCREEN COURTESY PAUL SUDMALS) (MUTE) 1.

VARIOUS OF STILL PHOTOGRAPHS OF FIREFIGHTER HOLDING KOALA WRAPPED IN FIREFIGHTERS JACKET, FEEDING KOALA WATER 2.

STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF FIRE ENGINE, FIREFIGHTERS PUTTING OUT FIRE 3.

STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF FIREFIGHTER WITH HOSE, SMOKE AMONGST THE TREES 4.

STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF FIREFIGHTERS LOOKING AT BLACK SMOKE IN HORIZON STORY: Fire and rescue teams recovered a koala on Thursday (November 21) as bushfires spread across New South Wales.

Firefighters spotted the koala at the edge of a forest as fires approached.

At first, the koala retreated back towards the fire but the NSW Striketeam, consisting of firefighters from a dozen stations, ran back into the long grass to rescue the koala.

Firefighter Wayne Koppel took off his coat to pick up the koala, carried it away to safety, and gave it some water.

The koala was later released at a safe location that would not be threatened by fire.

The Australian state was gasping under the worst levels of air pollution ever recorded on Friday (November 22) as smoke from widespread fires caused a spike in hospital visits and hazards including poor visibility for drivers.

Sydney, the country's most populous city, was blanketed in a thick haze for the fourth consecutive day, pushing it into a rare and repeat appearance in the list of top 10 cities with the worst air pollution in the world.

(Production: Ros Church, Marissa Davison, Oleksandr Ieltsov)

You are here


πŸ’‘ One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions

New South Wales

State of Australia
Sydney and large swathes of northern NSW have sweltered through a weekend heatwave which saw overnight minimum temperature records tumble.
Credit: SBS - Published 2 hours ago

NSW is inching closer to the benchmark for virus elimination, a milestone Victoria has already reached.
Credit: SBS - Published 10 hours ago

NSW has recorded its 22nd consecutive day without a local COVID-19 case, while Victoria has marked its 30th consecutive "donut day".
Credit: SBS - Published 11 hours ago

NSW has recorded its 22nd consecutive day without a local COVID-19 case, while four cases were uncovered in hotel quarantine.
Credit: SBS - Published 12 hours ago

Sydney and large swathes of northern NSW are set for a second consecutive day of hot weather after overnight minimum temperature records tumbled.
Credit: SBS - Published 12 hours ago


Sydney

Capital of New South Wales and most populous city in Australia
After a sticky and uncomfortable night, Sydney and large swathes of northern NSW are set for a second consecutive day of hot weather and fire danger.
Credit: SBS - Published 16 hours ago

After a sticky and uncomfortable night, Sydney and large swathes of northern NSW are set for a second consecutive day of hot weather and fire danger.
Credit: SBS - Published 17 hours ago

Temperatures have surpassed 40 degrees across NSW, with the season's first heatwave bringing elevated bushfire and health risks.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 day ago

Related videos from verified sources

WEB EXTRA: Koala Reunited With Rescuer 00:58
Video credit: CBS4 Miami - Published on November 20, 2019 

VIDEO: Woman saves koala from bushfires in Australia 03:12
Video credit: TODAY’S TMJ4 - Published on November 20, 2019 

Koala detection dog helps sniff out koalas following Australian bushfires 00:46
Video credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO - Published on November 19, 2019 

You might like