WATCH: Harrowing video shows extent of bushfires in Australia 8 months ago

WATCH: Harrowing video shows extent of bushfires in Australia

The video shows a fire and rescue truck being overrun by an extremely dangerous bushfire.

The Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has declared a week-long state of emergency, following the rising threat of bushfires in the area.

High temperatures and strong winds are forecast for the weekend, leading to "widespread extreme fire danger" in the Australian state.

The death toll is currently at 18 people as a result of the bushfires, while more than 1,200 homes across NSW and Victoria have been destroyed.

According to the BBC, at least 17 people remain missing after fires this week alone.

A recent video has been shared widely that shows the crew from Fire and Rescue NSW Station as their truck becomes overrun by an extremely dangerous bushfire.

The crew was forced to shelter in their truck as the fire passed through, and it has since been confirmed that the entire crew is safe.

Take a look at the video here:

Many roads in the area remain closed due to continuing fires and other dangers, such as unstable or fallen trees.