PODCAST IN PICTURES EPISODE 9: FIGHTING FIRE
In this week’s episode (listen here), Hadley and Jomi share what it's like fighting fire and the other elements in the bush. They discuss:
-The chaos of fighting a wildfire in the bush
-How fire brings new life back into the bush
-Why extreme wind and rain can be the most dangerous elements
-How the vegetation and animals respond to the extremes of the elements
Below, see photos and videos of the stories Jomi and Hadley describe in the episode...
Hadley and friends fighting fire the first night.This photo was taken when we finally made it to the top, where you can see the fire burning in the previous photo.
© Adriaan Mulder
After fighting fire throughout the night, we finally went to bed at almost 5 in the evening©Hadley Pierce
Fighting fire high up on the ridge on day 3You can see how dry the grass and vegetation are down below. That dryness was a big factor in the fire being able to spread so quickly.