By Kristy Johnson For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 07:40 GMT, 2 December 2019 | Updated: 07:40 GMT, 2 December 2019
Former Biggest Loser winner Sam Rouen is now a New South Wales firefighter.
The 30-year-old, who recently attended to raging fires in Turramurra, spoke to HuffPost Australia on Monday about battling Australia's bushfire crisis.
'It does take its toll on me from time to time, but that's a part of being human and also what creates that passion in trying to help people,' he said.
'It does take its toll on me': Former Biggest Loser winner-turned-firefighter Sam Rouen (pictured) spoke about battling Australia's 'absolutely catastrophic' bushfires
Sam described the November bushfires across Queensland and New South Wales as 'absolutely catastrophic'.
'It has definitely been one of the worst fire seasons that the state has ever seen,' he said.
'Aussies had already been doing it tough with drought conditions, but the dry land matched with some big winds have created absolutely catastrophic conditions across the state.'
Challenging job: Speaking to HuffPost Australia on Monday, Sam admitted that battling the fires 'does take its toll' from time to time
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