Watch The Adelaide Fires From A Firefighter's GoPro

GoPros and other miniature action cameras have changed the way that we watch significant events unfolding. Sometimes, those events happen on our own doorsteps. A volunteer firefighter from South Australia has captured eight minutes of helmet-camera footage from Friday's devastating bushfires, in the country's fire-prone southern areas.

This footage, uploaded to YouTube by volunteer firie Ben Wilson from the fires on Friday 2 January, shows just how horrible and difficult and chaotic firefighting actually is. (Wilson is an amateur photographer, too, with some great photos on his Bilson Photography page on Flickr.)

It's a sobering watch; it throws into sharp relief just how dire the conditions are at the moment. for everyone in South Australia and Victoria affected by the ongoing fires. If you're in the area around a bushfire, please stay safe.

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