We've collected photos from stations & photographers and put them into this mega post! In 37c heat, Sydney firies were called to a factory fire in Seven Hills and on arrival found a large complex of structures alight. Explosions and structural collapses kept over 26 fire appliances busy as they worked to extinguish the fire. Check out the photos, videos and appliance listing right here.
Vision from the body-cam worn by one of the officers then captures a terrifying scene as a semi-trailer bursts through the smoke, with zero consideration as to what was on the other side of it.
Following on from our previous post regarding the large factory fire in Kilsyth VIC, we have the dispatch and operations radio recordings available. If you haven't seen the footage, watch the clip below before the audio. If the sounds of the gas cylinders in the video weren't terrifying enough, wait until you hear the first arriving appliance!
Don't miss the video in this one! On October 13th CFA and MFB stations responded to reports of a factory fire - going well. The premises known as HyChill produced air-conditioning gas and reportedly had anywhere from 100-300 gas cylinders in the factory.
A number of fires were started by lightning strikes on Wednesday near Nullagine, Western Australia. Pushed along by winds and dry conditions, the fires combined the next day to form a single 55,000 hectare fire!
Heavy fire involved a large industrial dumpster along with surrounding materials, with flames threatening factories on either side of the fire. Crews used power saws and ground ladders to make access to the secured premises, scaling fences and cutting down gates.
These are some of the best fireground photos we've seen this year. This really does show the brutal conditions firies were working under!
When the fires kicked off in Port Stephens in August 2018, Karl grabbed his mobile coffee van, phoned the local fire control center and organised to be escorted into the staging area. When he got there, he pumped out over 295 free coffees for all the firies as a thank you for their efforts!
Firies at 475 Uralla, 205 Armidale and Digging RFB were called to a house fire in the early hours of the morning and arrived to find smoke and fire through the roof. The trouble was, it was bloody freezing. Literally.
NSW RFS and Fire & Rescue NSW were both on scene for a persons reported house fire involving rescues. A huge effort by local emergency services on this one.