Hot, shattered and overwhelmed, Aaron Cox sat on the cracked earth with his head in his hands.
The volunteer fireman had just defended his own house against a furious forest fire in Ballandean, South Queensland.
With large parts of the state in flames, his wife Bindi took the photo to show the devastating human impact of the forest fires.
When she took the photo, she said to him: & I know you think this photo makes you vulnerable, but at the time we both felt this & # 39 ;.
Hot, shattered and overwhelmed, Aaron Cox sits on the cracked earth with his head in his hands
The father of two, Mr Cox, who runs a cottage rental company with his wife of 13, fights against dangerous forest fires with the Rural Fire Service.
On Monday, he spent 12 hours fighting the front line and protecting people's homes.
He is the true definition of a community person
Bindi Cox speaks to Daily Mail
Then on Tuesday the fire threatened his own house.
The couple sent their children in safety with family members and continued to fight the fire.
Fortunately, they saved their house and stood the test.
A creepy photo showed that their garden was turning black with their burnt swing frame surrounded by gray trees and burning wood.
Mrs. Cox said she & # 39; extremely proud & # 39; was on her husband.
& # 39; Although he will deny it, he is the true definition of a community man & # 39 ;, she told Daily Mail Australia.
She said he was just one of the many heroes who protected their country with the Rural Fire Service.
A creepy photo showed the couple's garden black with their burnt swing frame surrounded by gray trees and burning wood
On Wednesday, it turned out that children ignited at least eight of the dozens of fires that contributed to an Bushfire emergency in Queensland.
Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll said that children have been arrested, warned or treated according to our restorative justice processes.
& # 39; Some of them were children who just played with fire, some intentional and of course some repeated offenses, & # 39; she told Seven & # 39; s Sunrise program on Wednesday.
& # 39; We had a circumstance in which a child played with fire and escaped.
& # 39; Every circumstance has been different, but all have been addressed in different ways. It has all been acted upon. & # 39;
She said the punishment depended on the consequences of the fire and & # 39; the intention of what happened & # 39 ;.
Children have lit at least eight of the dozens of fires that have contributed to an emergency in the Queensland forest fire. Pictured: Peregian Beach was one of the worst hit areas by fire
The Youth Justice Act can deter a child with a warning if he or she has no criminal history, with tasks of community service and restorative justice also available to authorities.
A 12-year-old boy was treated Tuesday under the law about a deliberately burning fire that destroyed bushland and a portion of a storage facility at Woodridge on Monday night.
Three young boys were also arrested for lighting a fire in a rainwater drain in Pimpama on the Gold Coast.
Three teenagers were interviewed on Tuesday after allegedly admitting online that they were responsible for a bushfire that destroyed two houses and forced hundreds to flee the Peregian area of the Sunshine Coast.
Two girls were also questioned about a purposely lit fire in bushland in Ormeau on the Gold Coast.
Fires also fire New South Wales.
Large fires are burning in the northern part of the state with emergency warnings now for fire at Bees Nest near Armidale and Drake near Tenterfield. One satellite image (photo) showed the horrific extent of the fire in the Shark Creek area
Shocking images show the devastating extent of the damage caused by the fires in North New South Wales.
Large fires are burning in the northern part of the state with emergency warnings now for fire at Bees Nest near Armidale and Drake near Tenterfield.
One satellite image showed the horrific extent of the fire in the Shark Creek area.
The photo showed the burnt land devoured by a bright orange glow against the untouched bushland.
The New South Wales Fire Service (RFS) reported at 5 p.m. that 50 heroes were on fire and 21 of them were undecided. Pictured: Firefighters fight fire in Angourie, northern New South Wales
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