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Inside a Wildfire – Dramatic Drone Footage!



What’s it like inside a wildfire? We got some exclusive drone footage (with the approval of the emergency services and within CAA …

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  • Cherry Clark
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Amazing drone photography.

  • ian whitehead
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    So sad to see. I'm pleased it didn't reach your house.

  • mike braack
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Beautiful cinematography, It's very emotional. From high above it doesn't really look that bad till you get to ground level and the very large reality of it. I'm glad it turned out ok.

  • Alistair
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Another downside of brush fires can be subsequent flooding / mud since plants will slow water flow. Grew up in Southern California and there were almost always mud slides after fire seasons. Be careful.
    Glad everyone is safe.

  • JOHN CHERRINGTON
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Great Presentation, Thanks Shaun and Colin.

  • Shawn M
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    I think this is the best video you have produced to date….it's a masterpiece. Nicely done, Colin.
    I must have gotten a little smoke in my eye when I got to the part about dedicating it to the firefighters. I've been a firefighter my whole life and have lost a few good friends in the line of duty over the years…..but for a simple "thank you" , I'd do it all over again.

  • Foggy Hemmings
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Hope you got permission to fly the drone from the fire service, thankfully no helicopters in the area fighting the fire?

  • Michael Werner
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Greetings from Chiapas, México. Really great footage. You were so lucky

  • Dan Ludlow
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Very Dramatic, must have been a big worry, glad it's ended well. Shows the value of having a Drone to get pictures and views otherwise impossible. It looks awful but the land recovers quickly and is generally the better for it. Fire is a natural occurrence to vegetation. Your bees will forage a bit further and find the heather that didn't burn, Nature gets on and does. Good Luck!

  • Denise Noble
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    wow, good footage, its amazing how quick it moves, my brother lives a Australia, this reminded me of what he and other people have to go through. As you've said the new growth will be growing through before you know it. So glad you and all of your new neighbours are safe and nobody lost property. its amazing how somewhere so wet and green, Scotland is beautiful, can regrow from such a disaster, natural or otherwise. Thanks to the emergency services.

  • Amanda Bailey
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Incredible footage.. quite scary how fire is so destructive.. yet from it nature will flourish again. Thankyou for such interesting vlogs. Much love to you and Otis.

  • Mike Ball
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Sobering video; but what amazing people Firefighters are…

  • Linda McCaughey
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    That drone footage was awesome. It’s always sad with fires and you lose wildlife. Hope not too much damaged. It was also fantastic the homes were saved. Thanks so much for the share. Please stay safe and take care

  • June Stephens
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Quite terrifying! I can't imagine the horror of seeing a wildfire so close to your home! Despite that, it was eerily beautiful.

  • Jill Osler
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Fantastic footage of an obviously frightening wildfire. So glad you and your neighbours were unharmed and your homes are still standing. Firefighters do an amazing job. Thank you for sharing. xx

  • Ken Clark
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Great footage. Hope this is the first and last wildfire you experience. Thanks for dedicating the footage to the firefighters who whether in Scotland or elsewhere do a great job. I haven’t seen blowers used to fight a fire before so this was very interesting. Regards Ken, Tasmania.

  • H in OH
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    The inaccessibility to fire engines and proximity to a nearby lake look like the perfect place to be using small firefighting aircraft like the Canadair CL-215 and CL-415 that can reload continuously from the lake.

  • Catpurrson3
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Yes, kudos to the firefighters! At times it looked eerily like the recent volcanoes. Even though terrifying, it was beautiful. Mother Nature doing her thing. As usual, kudos to you, too, Colin. Epic!

  • Dawn Matthews
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    so awful to have it so close. I'm so glad all was saved and hope your mountainside blooms brighter than ever.

  • david hall
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Brave men

  • Cappen Boidseye
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Very atmospheric footage and the music is perfect. A lot of it looks like just a ring of fire, anything hotter than a madras does the same to me! The fire service and others fighting the fire did a great job!

  • John Wunderlich
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Very frightening… terrific drone coverage. Happy to hear that your new place still intact. Be safe.

  • Jeff
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    I hope Heather was OK as well? Bet her hair got smoky.

  • Paul Whealon
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    wow

  • Justine C Diamond
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Spectacular footage. Great work by the firefighters. I am glad everyone is safe and you and your neighbors are safe. Very scary!!

  • Endeavour
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Cant help but think some sort of robot mower could wiz up either side of the fire to create a fire barrier of none combustible soil between the fire and the bracken

  • Ringelsocke
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    🤯 😍

  • Simon Lucas
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Get a boat … the canal is much safer

  • Lyn Moore
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    omg thanks for sharing this… I for one understand this I live in Adelaide Australia.."Ash Wednesday" we had major bushfires of 1983 in the Adelaide Hills lost alot… people lost their lives, their homes, it is so sad….. glad that you are both ok it is such a scary time.. take care

  • Barbara Turner
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Goodness scary ❤️

  • Theanne Crossett
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Thank you for sharing this, happy you and your neighbors are ok.

  • Ash C
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Can we have two video uploads a week? – One is not enough 🙁 ha

  • Scott Lamshed
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    We went through the 2019/20 fires in Eastern Australia. 37,065,807 acres burnt. We lost a house, vehicles and all of our fencing. We also lost pets as a result. Take time to recover, it's not easy and you may still find burnt things in the years to come. You will gradually start to put it behind you, All the best.

  • All Over Scotland
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Excellent clip

  • Pops Paints Minis
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    As always, some great video. However it must be said that this is kind of normal in our glorious highlands where the dried gorse, bracken etc is regularly burnt off to regenerate the heather, gorse etc. Of course, when houses are threatened, then it's paramount that they are protected by the ire Service. Being an ex-firefighter myself these types of fires are exhausting to deal with with limited manpower. Keep up the good work and stay safe. Looking forward to your builds of your small-holding.

  • Mark Wringe
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    When something like this happens we want and expect emergency services to get there quick, however rural the incident is. The firefighters provide an amazing service – and in the Highlands most of them are 'Retained' (i.e. not employed full-time by the service, but on-call) or even unpaid volunteers. They'll probably have come from across a wide area to this call – but they are not allowed to use blue lights on their own vehicles or to break speed limits to get to the base. The respect you have shown to them in these vlogs is so deserved. They do exhausting work in tough conditions. I live in the Highlands too, and some years ago my house was badly damaged by fire after lightning. I'm still so grateful to the firefighters – some of them people I knew personally.

  • Bruce roaf
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    As always your drone footage is excellent. And as I have said before your editing is fantastic. I Fly the original phantom with fat shark glasses. And the DJI Mavic with the Epsom glasses which I love. I hope to Get the DJI mini three if and when it is released with the hope it works with the glasses. Many thanks for yet another stunning video

  • Min B
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Stunning footage. Very well dedicated to the wonderful fire fighters who risk so much for others.

  • slimming bedlington
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Amazing footage, dedicated to the firefighters who put their lives on the line at each call.. always brings a lump to my throat seeing the engines. My Dad was a fireman, we lost him in 1971 when I was 10 .. brave men…

  • Jane Abbott
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Seeing the firemen putting the fire out with the equipment they had was amazing…I take my hat off to them, what a huge effort. I presume the same happens there, where a lot of these fires are actually extinguished by the "vollies" as we call them, not career firefighters and if this is the case there, then the job they do is even more remarkable…imo. We have had vollies here lose their homes whilst out saving other peoples homes/properties. Taking nothing away from the career firefighters, but to risk your own safety for the love of your community and nothing else is on another level.
    Hopefully the black will be replaced after a few rains with green and the wildlife will return once the area can support them again.
    Excellent footage and sound, thank you.

  • Caroline Butcher
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Superb drone footage just illustrates how quickly fire can spread from just a few rogue embers, especially as you had such dry weather. I think it looks really scary, especially the night shots. Yes, the burnt plants will regrow from the base again and it will be lovely to see the hillside come alive again. Stay safe. Xx

  • Anne Cat
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Beautiful drone video. It must have been so scary that day.

  • Annie Powell
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    💕💕🥰👍🇨🇦

  • Patricia Norton
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Excellent! Just when I think your cinematography is near perfect, you go and show me that every situation can be improved upon…… Congratulations‼️ Patricia from New Hampshire,US 👵🏻 🤗 🤩

  • Hilary Ledingham
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Amazing footage guys. Very touching. Glad you're safe and that no one lost their homes. I'm finding it so hard to believe that these kinds of fires happen over there, in Scotland of all places. Is it typical, or is it just a sign of the climate times?

  • joseph blansjaar
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Excellent coverage and very useful as a training aide when briefing volunteer fire fighters. Good camera work chaps! cheers

  • Susan Marsh
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Stunning stark sobering but thankfully safe. Brilliant footage and superb editing Colin.

  • Scott Pilkington
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Great footage! Does your fire & emergency service offer you any training so you can be of help during emergencies? In my area most rural areas are handled by volunteers so many farmers have some basic training so they can assist (not at the firefront though). Most farmers around me are highly recommended (and in some districts required) to have a swimming pool, pond, or other reservoir that the fire service can use/drain rather than truck water up. Do they do anything like that in the UK?

  • Stephen McFadyen
    April 15, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Very scary for all concerned, the scrub and gorse probably needed a good clean up, at least it will not burn again for some time. Hats off to the fire control people, having spent 28 years in the emergency services in Australia I really think the word hero for emergency workers is not apt, we all do a job we want to do both paid and volunteer workers alike, I guess emergency workers a doing a job many people would not like to do hence the word "hero" has emerged. You can be assured that we do not feel like hero's

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