Photos of an injured koala sitting next to a dead koala emerged on Wednesday as relief workers attempt to rescue surviving wildlife on Kangaroo Island, Australia.
Although the rain wouldn't be enough to extinguish the flames, authorities said it would go a long way toward containment.
The New South Wales Rural Fire Service expects the number to increase as damage assessments are completed.
The former world tennis number one won her first prize in three years in Melbourne and has said she will donate the prize money to help fund bushfire relief efforts.
After getting a little bit of relief from rain on Sunday and Monday, firefighters were looking at deteriorating conditions for Friday.
Michelle Moore, a 20-year firefighting veteran, told Newsweek there wasn't anyone at home who wouldn't want her to be helping Australia.
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The plumes are in the process of circumnavigating the planet, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
It will take more than one heavy rainfall to recover from the drought conditions currently plaguing Australia, AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Andy Douty told Newsweek.
Meanwhile, other celebrities shared emotional social media posts about the crisis.
Australia's wildfires have burned across approximately 12.35 million acres of land since the season started, while authorities warn of more "dangerous" fires over the weekend.
The wildfires claimed lives, burned millions of acres and destroyed more than a thousand homes.
Even those animals that survive the flames aren't in the clear, because the fires could have caused detrimental shortages in food and shelter, experts say.
In Victoria and New South Wales, five people were missing, three were killed in the fires, and thousands of people fled the flames.
Although conditions are easing, relief won't come for a few weeks when heavy rainfall is expected.
Populations appeared to benefit from the flames or, more specifically, the conditions they created.
In 2018, heavy rain after a wildfire took the lives of 21 people in Montecito, California.
The blaze in California has burned through 4,000 acres in less than 24 hours.
Wildfires can increase the threat of flash flooding in an area for up to five years.
The fires have claimed the lives of at least three people since last Friday.
Now that the Kincade Fire is fully contained, the Ranch Fire is the largest active blaze in the state.
The Eagle Fire recently ignited as California firefighters continued to battle the Kincade, Maria and Ranch Fires.
Along with having to deal with the stress of the fires, some students could be without power, making submitting online applications difficult.
Some residents returned home to find their houses destroyed by fire.
Despite strong Santa Ana winds, firefighters were able to get control of the Hillside Fire and allow residents to return home, although they may be without power.
The fire was one of at least two that ignited Thursday morning, and within hours they destroyed three residences.
The fire broke out on Thursday before dawn and within hours entered neighborhoods in San Bernardino.
Even before firefighters reached the scene, units reported a "large fire" that officials characterized as "fast moving."
Between the two fires, nearly 100 homes were destroyed in a matter of days.
Despite tough conditions, including roads and steep terrain, firefighters worked to save people's homes and gain control of the fire.