To put the Australian fires into perspective: Imagine one fourth of our state completely destroyed in a wildfire — that's the same amount of land Australia has lost to its brush fires.

We are no strangers to wildfires in Colorado, but according to KOAA 5, over 130 deadly fires are burning in Australia; 15 million acres have been scorched, which is nearly 25 percent of the state of Colorado.

Black Forest Fire in Colorado. Tom Cooper/Getty Images

In 2018, almost 500,000 acres in Colorado were lost to wildfires, KOAA 5 reports, a seemingly small number next to Australia's 15 million. [Here's how you can help.]