The fire is raging just in front of me. An intense blaze is coming from a jet’s engine.

I’m wearing a thick jacket and a 14kg gas tank strapped to my back. It’s stifling.

Every step forward is an incredible effort due to the resistance of the water hose I’m using to try and put this fire out. My vision is blurred from the hazy smoke.

As I release more water pressure from the hose to try and get the fire under control, it pushes back with more and more force. Nothing I do seems to make a difference.

I’m increasingly worried the fire is going to rage out of control, but I can’t take a step forward because the hose, the jacket, and gas tank are weighing me down. I feel a tap on my shoulder, and pull up the VR goggles. Read more from…

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