Keith Urban and his wife, actress Nicole Kidman, have donated half a million dollars to Rural Fire Service to help fight the devastating fires sweeping through their native Australia. The couple's own home in Sydney is under threat of being destroyed.

Keith shared their decision to donate to help the firefighters and first responders on social media writing, “Our family’s support, thoughts, and prayers are with everyone affected by the fires all over Australia.” He also listed links to several organizations helping to combat the fires.

People.com reports that the more than 130 fires have so far claimed the lives of at least 17 people and burned through more than 11 million acres since they began in September. It is estimated that half a billion total mammals, birds and reptiles have also died in the fires since September.

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