Australian Police charged 24 people for purposely starting fires in the State of New South Wales. This was according to a statement the New South Wales Police released on Monday.
The Australian Wildfires are the countries catastrophe. Drought and extreme heat are to blame but some people are the cause of the problem police say.
Australian Police took legal actions
NSW Police has taken legal action against 183 people, for fire-related offenses since November, 40 of them were juveniles. The legal actions range from cautions to criminal charges.
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Furthermore, at least 24 people died nationwide during the fire season. While the fires touch almost every state, New South Wales took most of the damage.
The fires are burning for months now, destroying homes, towns, and wildlife. Almost 18 million acres of land burned most of them are bushland, forests and national parks.
Nearly half a billion animals affected by the fires in NSW alone and millions of them are potentially deadly. This was according to ecologists at the University of Sydney. Birds, reptiles, and mammals, except bats, are among those affected.
Firefighters are fighting with fire like never before. Hoping that this would soon end. Be sure to be updated on the Australian news for updates on the wildfires happening across the country.