Patrick Boyle, 22, became a hero for breaking into an unsafe zone to rescue endangered animals. See the video.
The young Australian risked his life to save koalas from the fires that are plaguing the country.
Patrick decided to enter an unsafe area in Mallacoota Forest, Victoria, to rescue the animals.
“I found eight or nine by the time they were rescued. I found more than 10 who were dead and another five who were alive and healthy”, he told local media.
About one billion animals have already died in Australia’s fires.
Since last September, 24 people have died and a burnt area equivalent to twice the territory of Belgium is accounted for.
About 2,000 homes were destroyed in the most populous state in southeastern Australia, where 135 fires continue to burn, including nearly 70 uncontrolled.
Australian authorities today reported that two more people were reported missing in New South Wales at a time when rain and lower temperatures brought some relief in the fight against fire.