US singer Pink pledges $500K to fight Australia wildfires

American pop singer Pink says she's donating $500,000 to help fight the deadly wildfires that have devastated parts of Australia

SYDNEY -- American pop singer Pink says she is donating $500,000 to help fight the deadly wildfires that have devastated parts of Australia.

The death toll in the wildfire crisis is now up to 23 people. The fires are expected to be particularly fierce throughout the weekend.

The wildfires, which have been raging since September, have already burned about 5 million hectares (12.35 million acres) of land and destroyed more than 1,500 homes.