BUSH FIRE: Where you live determines your fire risk.
BUSH FIRE: Where you live determines your fire risk. Paul Donaldson BUN091016RURAL2

See what type of fire you're most at risk of experiencing

WHERE you live determines the kind of fire you might experience.

Bush

If you live in an area close to or surrounded by bushland, you're at risk. Bushfires can be hot, intense and throw burning embers at your home. About 90% of homes destroyed in a bushfire are lost because of burning embers.

Grasslands

If you live in an area where grasslands meet built-up areas, you're at risk. Grass fires can spread quickly.

Coastal

If you live along the coast near scrub, you're at risk. Fires in coastal scrub can move fast.

Paddocks

If you live on a farm or near paddocks, you are at risk. Fires can spread quickly over great distances, endangering farms.

On a hill

If you live on the top of a hill, you're at risk. Fires travel uphill faster than flat ground. For every 10 degrees of slope, the fire can double in speed.



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