This week's post was written by Bethany.Read it, it is so interesting........
My Dad's name is Lee. He works for TVNZ, ( Television New Zealand.) He is a cameraman. He is so good at filming and taking pictures that he was lucky enough to go to Australia. As you might know, there are fires in Sydney, in the Blue Mountains and there are many more fires. Here are some pictures that Dad, (Lee) sent to me.
My dad has to wear special fire gear. You know, Fire fighters aren't the only ones to wear fire gear. It was to protect him from the heat. The thing on his mouth is a mask. It stops him from coughing and breathing in the smoke. The other thing on his shoulder is his camera. He holds it up there so that the smoke won't damage it or make it run out of batteries. The pictures are a bit blury, though. Can you spot the white car he hired in the background?
Below is a picture of a helicopter tipping water from a bucket. The driver has to swing the helicopter to make the bucket tip. Then finally it faces down and tips all the water onto the fires. You can see the burnt trees. Some of the trees have leaves on them but half of the tree's leaves have been burnt off by those annoying fires. The helicopter is grey. My dad was very brave and went right next to the fire fighters to film the fires. It is very hot and fires are still burning over there.
This is the last picture. Here's a burnt down house. The only thing that is left is the chimney. This family has lost absolutely everything. It is very upsetting for these people. But at least they rescued themselves by getting out of the house. I hope they had an alarm to warn them. They wouldn't have had time to grab a computer or Mum's precious necklace from Christmas. They would have just had to get out. They were saved! Thank goodness for that.