In this episode of Bushfire Wars, get a bird's eye view of a fire from the fixed wing aircraft water bomber. Also, see how Parks and Wildlife Service fire crews go about preventing fires by creating fire breaks through clearing vegetation. A series of fires along a highway indicate the work of an arsonist and the firefighters encounter some deadly wildlife.
In this final episode of Bushfire Wars, a fire burns in an inaccessible park while most of the crew is tied up fighting a series of fires lit by an arsonist.
In this episode of Bushfire Wars, aerial water bombers help the firefighters to put out a fire near a gun club. Why do they let some air out of the truck's tyres when driving on soft, sandy ground? What are some challenges faced by firefighters when a fire is in rocky or inaccessible terrain?
In this episode of Bushfire Wars, the firefighters fight a fire that has been smouldering for months underground following a controlled burn and a front end loader gets stuck near a fire's edge. An arson fire burns in a pine plantation. Why are fires in pine plantations so dangerous and hard to control? Why do parks and wildlife continue to closely monitor areas where there has been controlled burning months after the event?
In this episode of Bushfire Wars, the fire crews battle stormy weather with lightning strikes causing multiple fires. High winds and even a tornado make conditions even more challenging. How can cooler weather cause fires around electrical poles? Why is a fire on steep terrain harder to control? What kind of dangerous animals might firefighters come across in the Western Australian bush?
In this episode of Bushfire Wars, the firefighters respond to a fire near Perth lit by an arsonist. What kind of personal qualities are important to have as a firefighter? What dangers are posed by radiant heat? Does a fire travel more quickly uphill or downhill? Why? What are some challenges faced when trying to fight fire in a national park? What is an ember attack? How far can embers travel through the air?
In this episode of Bushfire Wars, Western Australian Parks and Wildlife Service continue to fight the fire outside of Perth. What extreme weather event is making the fire harder to control? Why are they trying to prevent the fire from reaching the weir? What is a 'hopover'? Why do kangaroos sometimes travel through fire zones?
This is the story of the men and women from the Parks and Wildlife Service in Western Australia who risk their lives to fight a scorching enemy. In this episode, we see how Western Australian Parks and Wildlife Service deploy trucks, tractors, bulldozers and aerial water bombers to surround a fire on all fronts in order to control the spread. We also learn how creating fire breaks can prevent a fire from spreading. How do the various groups come together to fight the fire effectively? What type of vegetation in Australia is stimulated to grow by fire? How is bushfire heat measured?
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