Four australian firefighters were fortunate to escape with a life in reserve, as the Tuesday was surrounded by flames during a deployment to a forest fire in the town of Nowra, approximately 75 kilometres south of Sydney. It writes the australian Daily Telegraph.
The four firefighters had just driven 300 feet down the road, when they were surprised by a fire storm and had to seek shelter under the fire blankets.
According to the driver of the brandbilen, Grant Fitzgerald, they were lucky to escape unscathed from the situation, which was filmed from the inside brandbilen and has since been shared countless times on social media. the Watch the video over the article.
- It all happened very quickly, and we were just lucky to get away. It is unbelievable that we did it, " says Grant Fitzgerald.
a Further three people are confirmed dead after the devastating fires in southeastern Australia on new year's eve.
It informs brandmyndighederne in the australian state of New South Wales at a news conference, according to The Guardian.
Two of the killed has been found dead in their car, while the third has been found dead in a house.
Additionally, a fourth person, the resident of a burned out house near Lake Conjola, reported missing. It writes The Sydney Morning Herald.
The three new deaths come after four people were confirmed killed by the fires the day before.
Thus, it is estimated that a total of 15 people have died in connection with the ongoing brandsæson in Australia.
In New South Wales are the worst fires 1. January on the southern coastline of the South Coast.
- I can confirm that the 176 homes have been destroyed in the area at the present time, says vicebrandkommissær in New South Wales, Rob Rogers.
- We can't solve this situation with magic.
While the fires ravage, are 50,000 homes without power on the South Coast, informs the authorities.
- the Damage to the electricity network from the recent fires is extensive and widespread, and at least 40 el-master has been destroyed the past day, informs the electricity distributor Endeavour's local branch on the South Coast.
The lack of power affects the internet and the telephone network in the area. Therefore, it is difficult for the authorities to assess how many are missed.
It informs brandkommissær in New South Wales, Shane Fitzsimmons, according to The Guardian.
Why should australians prepare for, that the death toll is likely to rise further, he says.
the Combination of an extensive drought, high temperatures and strong winds have been fires in the states of New South Wales and Victoria to escalate tremendously over the new year.
Thousands of people spent new year's eve surrounded by fires on beaches on several stretches of the coasts.
Australia has been hit by the unprecedented devastating fires since november.