On the 27th of April, multiple 000 calls were received to a petrol station alight in Windsor, NSW. A corvette had finished filling with petrol and when the owner started the car next to the bowser, it erupted into flames.
Western Australia's Department of Fire & Emergency Services has launched their Instagram presence with a bang. We were lucky enough to grab a bunch of their photos before they went up, take a look at these shots. . They - are - fantastic.
The Mount Compass fire in South Australia kept crews busy as fire ripped through grass and scrub. At one point the CFS issued an emergency warning as the fire threatened several houses.
Firefighters were faced with difficult conditions, including wall collapses and 3 firies were hospitalised with non life threatening injuries due to falling debris.
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.
These are some of the best fireground photos we've seen this year. This really does show the brutal conditions firies were working under!
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.
Now this is how you take photos of a bushfire! Check out these amazing photos from Eyetrix Productions taken of the Orange fire in February 2018.
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!
These could well be contenders for best photos of the year! Taken by the crew of Newman VFRS, they show Tom Price BFB & Newman VFRS working together in tough conditions to drop in a backburn ahead of an approaching fire front. Great photos and great work out there. Stay safe!