Video Duration 01 minutes 49 seconds

Australia: More than 10 million hectares of land decimated

Firefighters across Australia’s southeast are facing strong winds and temperatures beyond 40 degrees Celsius as they work to save lives and houses.

Firefighters across Australia‘s southeast are facing strong winds and temperatures beyond 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) as they work to save lives and houses.

On Friday, more than a quarter of a million people were urged to leave their homes across the Victorian and New South Wales states.

Al Jazeera’s Jessica Washington reports from Penrose as residents in areas already affected by the fire are fearful of what could still come of this season.

Editor’s note: Due to an editing error, a previous version of this video’s headline incorrectly stated that one million acres of land had been decimated, it has been corrected.