The Stories Behind the Moments that Defined the Australian Bushfire Crisis

February 4, 2020

Life-or-death moments caught on video brought the terror of the Australian bushfires into people’s homes around the globe.
Unlike previous bushfires, the crisis was captured by thousands of people posting footage in real time from inside the inferno.
Some extraordinary moments have been viewed tens of millions of times, but who filmed them and how did their stories end?

India MacDonell, 19, and her father Shaun lived “the sweet life” on a small farm in East Gippsland, Victoria.

Shaun had fought to save the house before and this time his tenacious daughter was determined to help him defend the property she had grown up on.

On December 30, India watched from their roof as the fire approached and thought it looked “almost spectacular”.

But the firestorm was far worse than they had expected.

And it was the first time India had used a fire hose.

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