Volunteer cares for wallaby orphaned by wildfire

Volunteer cares for wallaby orphaned by wildfire

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CASTLEREAGH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 22: WIRES volunteer, Christelle Gilmore cares for 'Phoenix' an orphaned baby Swamp Wallaby burned in the Springwood fires on October 22, 2013 in Castlereagh, Australia. Bushfires continue to rage in Australia's East, with 120,000 hectares (296,526 acres) burnt since fires started on Thursday last week. There are fears for wildlife likely caught up in the blazes, which are often very fast moving. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

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Posted on October 22, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 22 at 8:40 PM

WIRES volunteer Christelle Gilmore cares for 'Phoenix,' an orphaned baby Swamp Wallaby burned in the Springwood fires on October 22, 2013 in Castlereagh, Australia.

Bushfires continue to rage in Australia's East, with 120,000 hectares (296,526 acres) burned since fires started on Thursday last week. There are fears for wildlife likely caught up in the blazes, which are often very fast moving.

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