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A view of the smoke from the Australian fires from the International Space Station.

An astronaut in space photographed the giant smoke plume from Australia’s fires. 70% of the country is covered in haze.

Australia is battling the worst wildfires in its history. The smoke is visible from the International Space Station.

Australia’s bushfires are ravaging the country. Here’s how it all happened.

Bushfire season in Australia began in September 2019 following a prolonged drought. Photos and detailed maps show when and how the Australian bushfires started.
Firefighters struggle against the strong wind in an effort to secure nearby houses from bushfires near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales, December 31, 2019.

Australia’s fires are 46% bigger than last year’s Brazilian Amazon blazes. There are at least 2 months of fire season to go.

Since September, 25 million acres have burned in Australia's unprecedented season of bushfires. Here's why the fires are so severe and unstoppable.
The smoke covered Sydney city Opera House and Harbour Bridge are seen as a man takes a picture at Mrs Macquarie's Chair on Sydney Harbour on November 19, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. NSW remains under severe or very high fire danger warnings as more than 50 fires continue to burn across the state. Six lives and 530 homes have been lost since NSW bushfire season hit, with more than 420 homes destroyed in the past fortnight alone. )

13 photos show Sydney under a blanket of smoke as bushfires continue to ravage the region

The New South Wales Rural Fire Service warned that the smoke is "likely to hang around for the next few days."
The great horned owl was found among the ashes and suffering from smoke inhalation.

Firefighters saved a great horned owl from the California wildfires — but he didn’t look very happy about it

The owl was found by Ventura County firefighters just in time, but his displeased look hasn't gone unnoticed.
Researcher Fumiaki Takahashi and his team set a small cedar shed on fire in a forest in New Jersey to test fire-blanket technology.

Researchers created an aluminum blanket that wraps around homes to prevent them from burning down in a fire

The blankets only last in the flames for about 10 minutes, but they could help protect homes in the future.

Hundreds of koalas are feared dead after a massive wildfire broke out in an Australian nature reserve

Experts at the Australian Koala Foundation have said that they believe no more than 80,000 koalas are left on the continent.
A couple posing with protective masks in their wedding photo during the California wildfires has gone viral.

A couple wore protective face masks in their wedding photo during the California wildfires, and the striking image has gone viral

Curtis Ferland told Insider it was the last wedding photo that he and his bride, Katie, took before going indoors for their reception on Saturday.

A California couple who was forced to evacuate their home and winery share what it’s really like to endure the wildfires engulfing the state

California's Sonoma wine country dealt with destructive wildfires in 2017. Here's how one winery is dealing with 2019's Kincade Fire.
Video shows the moment California's Kincade Fire broke out Wednesday night.

Video shows the moment California’s Kincade Fire sparked and spread to a massive blaze in moments

The Kincade Fire has grown to 23,700 acres and is only 5% contained. About 2,000 people are currently under evacuation orders.