A daughter has shared a photo of her dad resting for a few minutes after becoming extremely exhausted from fighting fires.
These blazes are among the worsts that have ever been experienced in Australia. It is also believed that around half a billion animals have died.
Jenna O’Keeffe from New South Wales posted the photo of her dad catching some sleep outside her farm and said he had spent ten days fighting the apocalyptic bushfires in 12-hour shifts alongside other volunteer firemen.
“This is a picture of my dad getting 5 mins sleep on our front lawn, while my brother keeps watch over the fire burning at the top of our farm after he finished his 10th 12 hr+ day in a row fighting voluntarily in the community with the RFS NSW,” she wrote.
“My family have been fighting these fires on our farm and our community nonstop for over a month. They are tired, they are sore, and they are running out of resources.
“Today I heard my dad cry, he said ‘Jen I have never seen anything like this, it’s never ending’. We still have over 50 days of summer left we aren’t even halfway and there is currently no end in sight.”
She added: “Please don’t become numb to what’s happening. Don’t get caught up in the negativity, the politics, the Facebook news, the drama!
“Australia is on fire and there are brave people all over the country VOLUNTARILY fighting day in, day out to keep our lives and homes safe.
“These firefighters need our support more than ever! This should be our one and only focus.
“To all of the people helping directly and indirectly around the country, thank you! To everyone else, don’t forget to donate what you can to your charity of choice, every little bit will help! This is far from over!
“To my family, I cannot express how proud I am of you all! I love you and am forever thankful.”
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