Today we learned all about the wildfires happening in Australia from our reporter of the week. It's scary stuff and it feels close to home since Colorado is wildfire territory in the summer. Right now, the stats are not looking good. There are 18 million acres on fire, 1,588 home destroyed, 28 people killed, and 5 firefighters killed. Australia is home to some pretty unique animals too, so scientists are keeping a close watch on animal populations. Fire causes include drought, thunderstorms, wind, and global warming. Our thoughts go out to everyone in Australia!
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