Alternate angle – watch firies seek shelter from massive fire in NSW

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The video taken by NSW firies from 079 Station has gone absolutely viral – but now we can see it from an alternate angle. This video was kindly sent to us by Annie Burton, who’s uncle owns the property where this all went down. Watch as firies seek shelter from the absolutely massive fire that just explodes out of the bush.

Firefighters from all over NSW were battling this fire as conditions worsened and crews arrived for property protection in Orangeville, NSW. This is some of the most terrifying fire behaviour you will see. No firefighters were injured.

We were setting up to protect sheds and caravans and had been watching the fire, which was about 40 metres into the bush at this point. As we were positioning our appliances the fire just exploded out of the bush towards us.”

FRNSW Firefighters on scene

Here’s the original video from the firies without any music.

Thanks again to the guys at 079 for the original footage, and Annie Burton for the new point of view!

Stay safe, all.

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