Firefighters Help Save Koalas Escaping Cudlee Creek Blaze in South Australia

Firefighters battling the Cudlee Creek blaze in South Australia helped save a group of koalas left stranded by the flames on Friday, December 20.

Adam Mudge and other firefighters from the Country Fire Service’s Hermitage brigade reportedly carried six of the native animals to the safety of a nearby home as the inferno moved through bushland. The koalas were later photographed huddled inside the home.

Bushfires broke out in the Cudlee Creek area of the Adelaide Hills on Friday and by Sunday they had destroyed a number of homes and wineries in the region.

Mudge told Storyful it was the landowners who deserved credit for saving the animals as “they were the ones who cared for the koalas and kept them safe.” Credit: Adam Mudge via Storyful