Australian Fires Continue

Skylar Voight, Staff Writer

Australia’s wildfires have burned million acres of land and there’s plenty more to go. At least 25 people have lost their lives, which have brought an historic amount of destruction. An ecologist at Sydney University estimates that nearly half a billion animals perished in the state of New South Wales alone. In Australia’s southeast, smoke has tinted the air with yellowish orange smoke. People who live in a town nearly 100 miles away from the nearest fire and much farther away from the worst, saw their city blanketed with smoke.