As bushfires rage throughout Victoria’s East, some truly extraordinary footage has emerged thanks to a CFA volunteer. 

Driving through Bunyip in the aftermath of the bushfires, Matt Stoneham filmed the eerie footage of a glowing, smouldering forest. 

The video, posted to the Doreen CFA Facebook Page, has been viewed over 280,000 times.


Stoneham spoke to The Age after an astonishing 24-hour shift, 

“It’s very surreal. As the fire front changed we were called to go from where we were to a location for asset protection,” he recalled.

“Later that morning we returned to that property and it was still standing.

“It makes you feel quite rewarded coming back to see the property we fought to protect was still standing.”