What would you do if a Bush fire was heading your way and was only 5 kilometres

  1. shamani67 profile image61
    shamani67posted 6 years ago

    What would you do if a Bush fire was heading your way and was only 5 kilometres away?

    We currently work out in the outback of Australia. In the middle of nowhere. We currently have several fires burning and all of our access or exit routes are burning. Would like to know what others would do. I will write a hub about this, but am interested in others thoughts.


  2. wychic profile image88
    wychicposted 6 years ago

    Either find open ground and set up a back burn (not workable in many situations), or get to a cliff or similar bare face where the fire can't reach. I live near Yellowstone in the US, we've had our share of wildfires -- and some people who were fighting fires have found out the hard way that you do NOT head for water. It was a fast-flowing river, but shallow, and it boiled quickly.

  3. arksys profile image91
    arksysposted 6 years ago

    good question ... i've never seen a bush fire so not exactly sure how big and wide they are and how fast they travel ... but if all access points closed only then if i had a tractor or something to dig up the ground ... i'd try to create a safe zone by making the land bare, so nothing can carry the fire forward.
    if not enough time for that then find bare land, with a lot of stones or rocky kind of terrain. hmmm ... not sure what else i would do...depends on the things i have around me maybe ... could use something to do something...
    if all else fails and the fire gets too close i'll bury my head in the ground and pretend nothing is happening. smile will definitely go through your hub on this.