doubleshuck: Probably the most frightening footage of a…

doubleshuck:

Probably the most frightening footage of a bushfire I’ve ever seen, the above video is dashcam footage from an Australian fire truck during the 2015 Pinery bushfire. Two fire trucks and a utility vehicle are cut off by a massive wall of flames and trapped in a burnover, which sets fire to everything around them. The firefighters can then be heard calling a mayday over the radio as they use their trucks to send a torrent of water of the vehicles to keep them from igniting, as the sheer hear from a bushfire is strong enough to make all kinds of materials spontaneously combust.

Everyone in the incident survived, but from the footage, it’s difficult to understand how.