A warehouse / factory went up in flames in Camperdown requiring a 3rd alarm response to tackle the blaze. Streets were narrow and high winds were a challenge for firefighters.
This is a must read. 6 firefighters in Western Australia using 3 appliances defended an exploration camp of 117 men and bulk fuel storage depot against a 160,000 hectare fire - for 24 hours!
Graeme from South East Media SA was on scene at a silo fire in Mt Gambier where wood chip that was stored in silos caught fire requiring a large scale response from both the SA MFS and CFS. It is believed to have started as a result of a dust explosion.
Firefighters in Western Sydney were called to reports of multiple houses alight in Lurnea. On arrival, crews found a row of three houses to be well alight - two of which were totally destroyed by fire. All three houses suffered significant damage, two had internal collapses during operations.
The crews over in Western Australia have had some pretty difficult conditions over the last few days – but this one is certainly something different.The crew from Dunsborough Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade turned out to a re-ignition of a previous fire and arrived to find an area of bush alight – in the howling wind and rain!
There were large scale bushfires in Sydney this April with crews from both Fire + Rescue NSW and the NSW Rural Fire service attending - by the hundreds. One NSW RFS crew from Mount Hunter Rural Fire Brigade were working on a sector within the Holsworthy fire and protecting infrstructure when a large male Koala came out of the bush, looking shocked and distressed.
Firefighters required the assistance of police rescue, specifically a shield, to combat a police car alight on the M7 in Western Sydney.
102 Regentville from FRNSW were called to Avida RV at Emu Plains for reports of an "alarm operating". The incident was upgraded to a structure fire 4th alarm as a large column of smoke could be seen by crews responding to the incident.
The Go Health Lunch Bar was up in flames in Western Australia, with heavy smoke found on arrival. There were difficulties gaining access into the property, so the crews used a somewhat unconventional entry method.
77 St Marys fire station from Fire &/+ Rescue NSW have released this fantastic video of an internal offensive attack at a house fire - shown through the eyes of a thermal imaging camera.