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Tue Dec 31, 2019, 06:06 PM

7. Here's a bit more on that story....

See: https://earther.gizmodo.com/photo-of-koala-and-firefighter-surrounded-by-flames-per-1840612408

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Eden Hills Country Fire Service, a volunteer fire department in South Australia, posted a photo on Sunday showing a firefighter confronting a wall of flames and smoke as a structure starts to go up in flames. A koala stands next to him, in the remnants of a puddle of water ostensibly leftover from the dripping fire hose. Itís one of the most gripping images of the Australian bushfire crisis, but itís also a shocking metaphor for the climate chaos we face as the world enters a crucial decade.

In a Facebook Messenger message, the fire service told Earther the photo was taken near Lobethal, South Australia, last week. The community sits about 16 miles east of downtown Adelaide, the stateís capital city.


Site of origin for the photo: https://www.facebook.com/pg/EdenHillsCountryFireService/photos/?ref=page_internal
(click on "see all" under the two photos shown to find the picture in this OP)

These community fire service groups are going through hell and most are volunteer. I hope the Australian government gives them adequate support.

KY........

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