A one-million dollar factory fire in Sydney, Australia on Sunday (7 October) destroyed three buildings and very nearly killed one of the firemen.
GV Flames pouring from warehouse
SV Firemen with hose try to put fire out
SV Flames burning inside building
GV Firemen trailing hose as part of wall collapses and hits one of the firemen
SV Injured fireman receiving help
GV Burning building and smoke (2 shots)
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Background: A one-million dollar factory fire in Sydney, Australia on Sunday (7 October) destroyed three buildings and very nearly killed one of the firemen. Officer Denis Doestine narrowly escaped injury when a wall collapsed. High winds fanned the flames which raced through a series of adjoining tyre factories and warehouses.
SYNOPSIS: The blaze was a fire fighter's nightmare. Gale force winds whipped the flames through three adjoining buildings, including a large bicycle factory. There was little hope of saving the structure, but fire crews worked to keep the blaze contained. Suddenly, near-tragedy as a wall gave way.
Only a warning shout from a colleague saved Doestine from being crushed, and his narrow escape obviously shook him.
Doestine was taken to hospital. There he was treated for cuts and shock -- and released shortly afterwards.