New images have emerged from the forest fire in Australia, which has been on the agenda for a long time. In the shared images, how quickly the fire spread is clearly exposed. So much so that; Even firefighters in the area can only escape from the fire.
In Australia, forest fires that have not been under control since September have caused great damage to the continent. With the summer season in the region and high temperatures brought drought, Australia experienced one of the biggest destructions in its history. While around one billion animals living on the continent have lost their lives, there is still no clear explanation about the size of the extinct nature.
Now, new images have come from the fire in Australia. The images we will share with you in our news clearly show why the forest fire in the region could not be controlled. Because the images in question clearly show that the flame storm collapses the forest in just minutes.
The new shared images come from the city of Shoalhaven, in South Wales, Australia. The images, which were reported to have been shot a few weeks ago, reveal how a firefighter camera got caught in flames. In addition, the firefighters within the field of view of the camera leave the area due to the size and speed of the fire.
The main reason why the fire spreads so quickly is wind. The wind, whose speed reaches 100 kilometers per hour, can change direction before expected, which causes the plans to put the fire upside down. Fire crews have no choice but to flee.
The image we will share with you shortly is only three minutes long and there is no acceleration situation. In other words, the images you will watch clearly show what the forest fire can do in just 3 minutes. The fact that no firefighter was harmed during those horror moments experienced may be the only gratifying aspect of the event.
3-minute moments of horror in a forest fire in Australia
4th January 2020Currowan Fire ShoalhavenDunmore 1 Crew 5Overrun Dash CamTimely reminder how quick a fire can impact under a southerly wind which hits 10 minutes earlier than forecasted.Our Brigade was tasked to undertake property protection ahead of the Southerly Wind which is expected to hit around 19:10 hours in Tomerong.18:59.14 Crew has set up for property protection and receiving supplies from other units. You will notice there is no current wind in the area.18:59:24 Southerly wind begins to hit the area.19:00.05 Crew brace for property protection, which is out of view on the left side of our truck.19:00.10 Day turns to night.19:00.25 Ember attack commences.19:00.40 Southerly wind hits at 100kph.19:01.00 Extreme ember attack, spot fires and overrun hits our crew and truck.19:01.22 Crew member activates cab sprays to protect truck as fire spreads rapidly to the North.19:01:35 Crew continue to protect themselves, property and truck.19:02.14 Cab sprays turned off. Visibility still poor with ember attack continuing to hit.19:02.40 Cab sprays activated again for protection.This goes to show what happens in just over 3 minutes. The crew continues for another 9 minutes on the ground bringing a massive positive outcome, with a complete safe crew, protected truck and property saved.People are reminded to adhere to the warnings when given from the appropriate services as this is not a pleasant place to be when a fire impacts at any time, especially at short notice.Ensure your Bushfire Plan is in place.Kind Regards Dunmore RFS.
Posted by Dunmore Rural Fire Brigade on Tuesday, January 28, 2020