A Brisbane fire fighter who has been at it since December is taking the issue to the media.
Read more A week after a series of blazes hit the south-east of the city, a firefighter has said he is taking matters into his own hands.
In a video on the firefighting forum, a young man with a black helmet and a black hat and with an open face is seen walking through a burnt-out house in Redfern.
He walks to the back of the house, which is littered with smoke and rubble, and begins to help extinguish the blaze.
“It’s been going on for a while,” the man said.
The fire is now 20 per cent contained.
A firefighter has arrived in Red fern to help with the blaze.(Supplied: Adam Leong) “I’ve been working in the area for six months and this has been going around for six weeks.”
The man said he started to go into the house with a bulldozer after seeing a fire in his driveway last Friday.
Firefighters have been working round the clock to try to extinguish a house that has been burnt to the ground.
They have spent hours on the roof, and the roof has been completely covered in rubble.
It is believed the house had been damaged by a neighbour’s fire last Friday, but the fire service has yet to determine the extent of damage.
One of the firefighters on the scene said it had been a busy time.
“(The house) has been burning for about two and a half hours and the fire was going on the entire time,” he said.
It has been a challenging time for the fire fighters. “
I’ve got three guys here to work this one, but we’re all doing our best.”
It has been a challenging time for the fire fighters.
“[The fire] is still raging in the front yard and that’s when the smoke comes out and you get that whole feeling of ‘is it going to burn us?’,” the firefighter said.
“The only thing that I could think to do is to come and help out.”
The fire was also in the backyard.
So I’m sure they’re still in the house and are trying to find out what’s going on.
I’m not the only one who has gone in there.
“He said the fire had not gone as far as the backyard, and he was worried the house would be destroyed in the blaze if the fire continued.
More to come.
Topics:fire,environment,dawn-0800,qld,brisbane-4000,australiaFirst posted October 07, 2019 11:56:34Contact Anna ClementsMore stories from Queensland