Firefighters Drive Through Flames as Bushfire Rages in New South Wales

Australian firefighters drove through flames as they battled an out of control bushfire burning in Tambaroora, New South Wales, video posted on March 9 shows.

The Alpha Road fire reached almost 15,000 hectares in size (37,065 acres) as of Thursday afternoon according to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service (RFS).

The RFS downgraded the fire to a watch and act level early on Thursday morning due to more favourable conditions, after the blaze previously reached emergency level three times over the past three days.

According to the ABC hundreds of firefighters and over a dozen aircraft are using the more favourable conditions to get ahead of the fire and build containment lines.

This footage, filmed by the South Bowenfels Rural Fire Service, shows firefighters driving down Sally’s Flat road as flames lick the sides of their truck on Wednesday, March 8. Credit: South Bowenfels Rural Fire Service via Storyful