Koala rescued from brush fire

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by WHAS11

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Posted on November 12, 2012 at 2:27 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) --  A koala is rescued after suffering burns it caught in an Australian brush fire.

The koala was clinging to a charred tree in Port Lincoln. A passerby saw the little bear and and offered it some water.

According to fire officials, no one has died in the fire, but it has taken a large toll on wildlife in the area.

Dozens of buildings, including a home and vacation cabins, have been destroyed. The flames have also destroyed thousands of acres. 

Port Lincoln is about 200 miles outside the capital city of Adelaide. 

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