Australian Fires in Perspective: Equivalent of One Quarter of Colorado Burned
To put the Australian fires into perspective: Imagine one fourth of our state completely destroyed in a wildfire — that's the same amount of land Australia has lost to its brush fires.
We are no strangers to wildfires in Colorado, but according to KOAA 5, over 130 deadly fires are burning in Australia; 15 million acres have been scorched, which is nearly 25 percent of the state of Colorado.
In 2018, almost 500,000 acres in Colorado were lost to wildfires, KOAA 5 reports, a seemingly small number next to Australia's 15 million. [Here's how you can help.]