An image of a voluntary firefighter taking a five-minute break on his front lawn after fighting the bushfires highlighted the devastating effects that the bushfires are having on Australia's population. The photo was taken by the daughter of the firefighter shown taking a 'Five Minutes break'.
Jenna O'Keeffe's dad took the picture of her dad asleep in the front garden of their family home. In the post she uploaded she explains that her father had just spent a total of 10 days in 12-hour shifts fighting the Australian bushfires alongside hundreds of other volunteer firefighters like himself.
She added that her family had been fighting the fires at their family farm for a month non-stop and that all of them were exhausted and resources were getting dangerously low. Jenna said that she heard her dad cry while telling her that he had never seen a bushfire like this with no end in sight. Australia still has over 50 days of summer left.
The deadly Australian bushfires have already devasted vast tracts of land and killed 20 people. Hundreds of animals have also lost their lives in the blaze. Jenna made an earnest appeal to the people reading her post to not become numb to the plight of her fellow Australians. The bushfires ravaging Australia are the worst the continent has ever seen and emergency services have quickly become overwhelmed by the sheer scale of the fire.
Putting the Impeachment Inquiry aside, you may have heard about the raging bushfires in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia, the worst bushfires in the history of Australia.— Nemo - The Anti-Trump, Follows Resisters ONLY! (@BigFurryNemo) November 15, 2019
Aussie firefighters are exhausted and yet have to keep fighting.
They grab a break when they can. pic.twitter.com/IZwfmqOMiS
my heart breaks for the affected people and animals in Australia. A big salute to the firefighters! They have been working their blood, sweat and tears❤️ Praying for Australia!— Rakshya Karmacharya (@iam_rakshyaaa) January 5, 2020
My dear friends: Please donate here to the firefighters in Australia - they are also trying to save wildlife which has been devastated -- and that really breaks my heart. I can't bear to repeat what our Aussie friends have told us about that. https://t.co/QbnD2Ixvxv— Subway: The Musical (@Subway_Musical) January 5, 2020