The big guns have been out recently for bush fires burning to the north of Newcastle, up around the Williamtown and Raymond Terrace area. There have been lots of videos doing the rounds of this impressive machine working in close proximity to crews and houses. This thing is *loud*!

Port Stephens Fire

The fire has burnt over 2000 HA’s with hundreds of firefighters working through day and night to get containment on it. Efforts were hampered by strong erratic winds across the fireground. We’ve grabbed a few of the best videos to show you. If you’ve footage you’d like to share, drop us a line!

Video by Dean Higginbottom.

Tomago bushfire

Richardson Road is now closed between Benjamin Lee Road and Medowie Road as the Tomago bushfire burns north.Here's another close up video of the DC-10 'Nancy Bird', taken by Cody Maguire on Cabbage Tree Road.LATEST: http://bit.ly/2D5WlwU

Posted by Hit106.9 Newcastle on Friday, 12 January 2018

Raymond Terrace Fire & Rescue are set up for property protection at Wade Cl Medowie.It’s not every day you have this happen above you…

Posted by Raymond Terrace Fire & Rescue on Saturday, 13 January 2018

Crew back out again today. Different side of the same fire as yesterday. Nice to have support from the VLAT aircraft

Posted by Soldiers Point Rural Fire Brigade on Saturday, 13 January 2018

From today’s fire at Cabbage Tree Road, Williamtown

Posted by Soldiers Point Rural Fire Brigade on Friday, 12 January 2018

Our crew is currently working on Grahamstown Rd alongside Strike Teams from the local and Sydney area along with some support from above

Posted by Soldiers Point Rural Fire Brigade on Sunday, 14 January 2018

What a beast!

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