Fires: episode guide

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Episode 5

Sun, October 24, 2021 (ABC)
321,000 viewers (11th)
Writer: Anya Beyersdorf
Director: Ana Kokkinos

Heartbreak, loss, heroism, humanity and community. Inspired by true events, Fires tells the story of everyday Australians at the front line of the devastating fires of the 2019-2020 Australian summer.

The fire fronts join up, creating a 'megafire'. As a wall of flames bear down on Ruth and Nawra defending their home and the wildlife they care for, conflicting priorities at the fire control centre leave them in peril.


  • Helena Sawires as Nawra Nour
  • Kate Box as Ruth Sax
  • Sally McKenzie as Dell
  • Daniel Henshall as Kip Fisher
  • Tony Briggs as IC Greg Hoy
  • Damien Fotiou as Macca
  • Eliza Scanlen as Natasha 'Tash' Jasic
  • Hunter Page-Lochard as Mott Mills
  • Elle Mandalis as Colette
  • Willow Field as Clementine
  • Harlow Field as Bella
  • Kaden Hartcher as Clint Basara
  • Tony Rickards as Rollo
  • Loraine Fabb as Maria
  • Russell Dykstra as David Jasic [uncredited v/o]
  • Sancia Robinson as Esther
  • Brian Lipson as Leo
  • Brendan Bacon as Ferret
  • Dushan Philips as Desmond Bakara

Stunt Actors & Doubles:

  • Carla McLeish
  • Chris Grey
  • Rian Goodage
  • Paul Reid
  • Daisy Fryer