This is an amazing tale that needs to be told. This was the handwritten note a homeowner came home to find having been evacuated due to fires ripping through the area and across his property.
As flames roared towards houses in Sydney on Tuesday, firefighters working to save homes on the cities north-west got an unexpected surprise when welcome support arrived from above.
The Rainbow Flat Rural Fire Station was destroyed along with houses in the area as just one of the large fires burning across the state passed through.
Faced with intense and erratic winds and high temperatures, thousands of firefighters were deployed across NSW and QLD over the last 48 hours to battle unprecedented levels of fire. This is but one small glimpse of what was being undertaken by crews across the two states.
Friday the 8th of November 2019 will be a day long remembered. NSW and QLD saw some of the most devastating fires and weather conditions in recent memory. NSW in particular at one point...
Firefighter Dispatch was able to capture the audio of crews working in Forster as they pass intense fireground messages with entire streets on fire and significant assets at risk.