Bushfire authorities’ emergency warning safety information: ‘Too late to leave – shelter indoors’ advises people to
“Shelter in a room that has a door and or a window to the outside – It is critical to keep an eye on what is happening with the fire”.
IT IS EVEN MORE CRITICAL to know what is happening inside the house: In the roof space, in the wall cavity, in other rooms – have embers entered and begun ignitions?
NO MATTER HOW MANY DOORS or windows a room has, if it is an inner room, sheltering there could be fatal.
MOST CRITICAL OF ALL, is to maintain quick and easy access to a door that OPENS TO THE OUTSIDE.
For detail on safe sheltering see the definitive The Complete Bushfire Safety Book and/or the ready reference Essential Bushfire Safety Tips (CFA endorsed: ‘A book that certainly could help save lives within the community.’)