A dramatic video released on Friday, November 8, by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service shows the intensity of the bushfires that are raging in the state, and highlights the dangers firefighters put themselves in to battle the blazes.
The video shows members of the Warringah headquarters of the New South Wales Fire Service driving through an intense bushfire near Rainbow Flat, a small town 100 km south of Port Macquarie. Flames from the fire skirt the edge of the vehicle as they race through the bush.
Dozens of bushfires were reported across New South Wales on Friday, with 85 fires reported to be burning by 9 pm. Authorities said 49 of those fires were uncontained.
MidCoast Council Mayor David West told the Sydney Morning Herald the situation was “unprecedented." Credit: Warringah/Pittwater Headquarters Rural Fire Brigade via Storyful