Australia bush fires: The women fighting flames


The BBC recently broadcast a story about two women, mother and daughter, from the Blue Mountains and their roles in fighting fires

You can view the BBC video here.

The Blue Mountains in Australia's New South Wales are considered by many to be the bush fire capital of the world, so their local fire brigade is a very busy one.

As deputy brigade chief and president of the South Katoomba Rural Fire Service, Susie McGregor is one of the country's most senior female firefighters.

Yet she only joined the fire service at an age when most people would be thinking about retirement.

Susie and her fellow firefighting daughter Miriam spoke to BBC News about their experiences joining up and how the fire season has been this summer.