Fire Crews Battle to Protect Australian Homes from 'Hellish' Currowan Fire

Fire crews have been working around the clock to battle the Currowan fire on Australia’s south coast, according to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service.

The blaze is burning between Batemans Bay and Ulladulla, and at the time of writing was more than 53,700 hectares (about 132,700 acres), according to official reports.

This video posted to Facebook by the NSW Rural Fire Service St Georges Basin Brigade late on December 4 shows the brigade working to protect homes south of Ulladulla from the out-of-control bushfire.

“Here is a short little video of our crews undertaking property protection on one of the numerous properties that have been saved. It also shows a little bit of what conditions have been like and being faced nearly daily … 12hr shifts make for a long day,” the post said.

The Canberra Times reported firefighters were bracing for a “hellish” day battling the blazes, as high winds were forecasted to sweep through the areas, making it more difficult to combat the fires. Credit: NSW Rural Fire Service St Georges Basin Brigade via Storyful