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On scene with Australian fire brigades for interesting, technical, challenging or large scale incidents. If you have an incident you would like to submit, email incidents@flashover.com.au or get in touch with us on facebook!

On Scene : Firies from Bunbury VFB flown in for large bush fire

We spoke with Bunbury VFB from Western Australia about a recent out of area deployment they went on, flown in to work on a large bush fire burning in the Pilbara. They battled long nights, hot weather, deteriorating conditions and huge distances on foot. Sounds like a lot of hard yakka by all those crews working that fire. Some great photos attached to this one as well!

Photos: Truck rollover and fire for FRNSW 387

Some great photos in this one! "We located a truck overturned on the roadway, truck fully involved in fire - which was exacerbated by ruptured diesel tanks. Thermal imaging was showing temperatures in excess of 400 degrees at the front of the truck."

FRNSW USAR mobilised after fire damages commercial structure

We spoke with FRNSW USAR about a recent incident they attended in a car park, which damaged structural components of the building above. "Upon arrival the team liaised with a structural engineer who confirmed that integrity was compromised ... "
421 Mermaid Pools 2017

Mermaid Pools host 8 separate multi-agency rope rescues

So after a size up, our first priority is to lower a firefighter to the base of the cliff to commence first aid on the patient. Depending on injuries, weather conditions and other factors - extrication will be by a helicopter winch, a haul and recovery from the top of the 8 metre cliff, or from the top of 30 metre cliff using the Arizona Vortex off Rescue 8 (Liverpool).

Photos: Amazing photos and story of bushfires in WA

Our second significant bushfire within the last week in the Margaret River region. This one at Rosa Brook this afternoon got going with strong winds fueling the blaze. The fire was spotting several hundred metres ahead of the fire front and crowning in the trees.

Roleystone firies in WA working day and night

Firies have been working hard through the day and night to get containment on two fires which became conjoined in the area

On Scene: Dramatic technical rescue in Forster NSW

An amazing rescue was undertaken in the northern parts of NSW on Tuesday the 7th of February, where an excavator rolled into a adjacent dam - trapping the occupant under the machine and beneath the water.

On Scene: Unit block well alight with FRNSW 399 Narrabri

We spoke with FRNSW Station 399 about their working unit fire with multiple exposures.

On Scene: Exhaust fire causes chicken shop closure

Fire & Rescue 032 station got in touch with us after attending a fire in an external exhaust flue at a chicken shop. No...

On Scene: CFS fight 1100HA “Yacka” fire

On the 05/01/2017 at 14:46hrs proceeding storm weather, 2 CFS brigades, Yacka CFS and Koolunga CFS, were responded to a Grass Fire on Broughton...

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