Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison acknowledged that he could've handled the wildfires crisis "much better."
Morrison faced criticism over what many Australians perceive as a slow, detached response to the wildfires that devastated parts of several states.
Morrison told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation today that "these are sensitive environments, they are very emotional environments. Prime Ministers are flesh and blood too and how they engage with people."
At least 28 people have died in the wildfires, which have destroyed over 2000 homes and scorched an area larger than the US state of Indiana since September.
Four of the casualties have been firefighters.