With what has happened in Vic, this thread might be relevant.
I personally own a remote rural block, surrounded by State forest.
I only have minimal structures at present, partially due to bushfire risk!
Does anyone have any knowledge or opinions about underground fireproof bunkers?
My idea would be to excavate a pit, waterproof and concrete surround, with a fairly thick earth roof ( at ground level), with a small fireproof trapdoor.
Ventilation would be by above ground steel flue pipe.
I am fairly sure that heat would not be a problem, but air quality may be.
I am almost certain that survive-abilty would be much higher than any other option, if you are trapped from escaping by fire.
When I build a permanent house, it will be rendered concrete block, steel, and gal roof, but I know gal roofs cannot withstand a really serious blaze,
( as evidenced by the footage from Vic).
I intend to do some research on the topic, so any tips would be good.
I believe many lives could have been saved if they had such an escape.
does anyone know what happened to persons in Dresden etc during firestorms, as they seemed to retreat to underground bunkers during bombing