Harrowing footage taken from the middle of a raging bushfire dubbed ‘The Monster’ shows the moment firefighters had to escape inside a shed while a wall of flames surrounded them. The Gospers Mountain mega blaze is continuing to tear through Bilpin, northwest of Sydney, with firefighters expected to work tirelessly through the night as conditions are not forecast to ease. RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons on Saturday night said the blaze is still ‘extremely active and busy’ and continues to spread at a rapid rate. He estimated ‘at least 10 to 20 properties’ were destroyed and shared a grim warning conditions would get worse overnight. ‘Temperatures will drop but the humidity will rise. The vegetation, the landscape is so dry we are still seeing pretty significant fire behaviour and that is going to continue,’ he said. In a stark warning that the crisis could last months, he added: ‘We will not get on top of these fires until we get some decent rain’. Meanwhile in South Australia, two people died and at least 54 people have been injured as bushfires continue to wreak havoc just 40 minutes from Adelaide. Thousands of volunteers will continue to battle blazes on Sunday as Scott… Read full this story
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