A bush fire in Australia’s Northern Territory, which began on August 27, burned through around 50,000 acres of land, according to the manager of a local cattle station.
Local resident David Connolly was among workers at Tipperary Station who fought to curb the spread of the fire over the last few days.
Using a helicopter, he also took footage that showed the scale of the fire burning across the landscape.
“It was an extremely dangerous fire fanned by 40- and 50-knot winds in extremely hot and dry conditions,” he told Storyful. “The experienced staff of Tipperary Station fought the fire with backburn lines and worked through three days and nights to finally bring it under control.”
He added that all staff and livestock remained unharmed following the event.
“Flames were higher than the trees and were consistently at 30 metres through pastures that had been saved for cattle in a rotational grazing system,” he said.
“Through fast actions, good planning and highly competent staff, no cattle or infrastructure was burnt and all staff remained safe.” Credit: David Connolly via Storyful