Australian woman rescues koala scorched in a bushfire

A video has emerged of an Australian woman endangering herself in a bushfire to rescue a scorched koala.

The marsupial was seen crossing a road with fires burning nearby in Long Flat, New South Wales before being recovered from a tree by local woman, Toni.

The koala is heard crying in the video as it is wrapped in the woman's shirt and a blanket and water is poured over it.

Toni told Nine News Australia she would take the injured animal to nearby Port Macquarie Koala Hospital.

The hospital launched a GoFundMe campaign in order to purchase and distribute drinking stations for koalas in affected bushfire regions.

More than $AUD825,000 ($NZD876,000) has been donated so far.

Over 350 koalas are feared to have died in the bushfires, and 31 have been brought to the hospital to be treated.

The bushfires have killed at least four people, burnt 2.5 million acres of land and destroyed over 300 homes.