Australian firefighters film moment their truck was overrun by bush fire

Firefighters in Australia have shared the moment their truck was overrun by the bushfire that continues to ravage the south of the country.

The crew from the fire and rescue station in Wyoming were forced to shelter in their truck as the fire front passed through, with the crew holding up blankets against the windows as tall flames and sparks hit the side of the vehicle.

In the minute-long clip, the crew are seen making their way slowly through the fires burning south of Nowra.

The devastating fires in southern Australia. Credit: AP

Fire and Rescue New South Wales confirmed the crew are now safe.

British fire crews have offered their thoughts to those affected by the fires.

London Fire Brigade tweeted: “Our thoughts are with all those affected by the #AustralianFires and with the incredible firefighters who are tackling the numerous blazes.”

West Midlands Fire Service added: “Our thoughts are with all those affected by these devastating fires. Especially our fire service colleagues there who are working tirelessly under extremely difficult conditions. #AustralianFires.”

The London Ambulance Service said it was “in awe of the amazing heroes from our emergency services family in Australia”.