Dunmore Rural Fire Brigade
4th January 2020
Currowan Fire Shoalhaven
Dunmore 1 Crew 5
Overrun Dash Cam
Timely reminder how quick a fire can impact under a southerly wind which hits 10 minutes earlier than forecasted.
Our Brigade was tasked to undertake property protection ahead of the Southerly Wind which is expected to hit around 19:10 hours in Tomerong.
18:59.14 Crew has set up for property protection and receiving supplies from other units. You will notice there is no current wind in the area.
18:59:24 Southerly wind begins to hit the area.
19:00.05 Crew brace for property protection, which is out of view on the left side of our truck.
19:00.10 Day turns to night.
19:00.25 Ember attack commences.
19:00.40 Southerly wind hits at 100kph.
19:01.00 Extreme ember attack, spot fires and overrun hits our crew and truck.
19:01.22 Crew member activates cab sprays to protect truck as fire spreads rapidly to the North.
19:01:35 Crew continue to protect themselves, property and truck.
19:02.14 Cab sprays ... See more