A local resident
, Clint Woods, spotted the koala bear sitting in a burned out tree in a scorched field near Port Lincoln in South Australia.
As shown in the video, Woods gave the koala some water before taking it to the local animal hospital for treatment.
The bush fire started on Sunday and has destroyed seven homes in the area. The fire was also threatening a town near Port Lincoln, according to the local media. Around 2,000 hectares of mainly scrub land have been destroyed, but no injuries were reported.
12 cabins, one caravan, a campervan, several sheds and four cars were destroyed by the fire.
Firefighters are managing the situation on Monday with favorable weather conditions.
Photos of the fire can be viewed here