An Instagram-famous model and firefighter has filmed the moment he rescued a baby joey from flames, as he pleads with followers for donations.
Sam McGlone, 24, posted the video on Thursday near his hometown of Braidwood, an hour east of Canberra in New South Wales, as bushfires threatened the area.
The volunteer firefighter immediately got to work extinguishing spot fires and managed to rescue an orphaned joey hiding from encroaching flames under a log.
'I saved this little baby kangaroo it was left by its self! This is heart breaking. 10 Million acres burned. Please spread. Please donate. We need your help.'
The YouTuber and Instagrammer, who has more than 100,000 followers, set up a Go Fund Me campaign to raise money for injured wildlife.
Mr McGlone volunteers with his brothers and has been fighting blazes around the South Coast since late-December.
Braidwood was under threat in late November last year with flames reaching 100 feet.
But the community was on high alert last week when the nearby blazes around Palerang threatened the area.
The Palerang fire was under control as of Monday morning.
It is estimated that more than half a billion animals have been killed in the bushfires pushing some species to extinction.
This article has been adapted from its original source.
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