Living with fire

Summer holidays in Australia are not what they used to be due to climate change and the increasing threat of bushfires.

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It’s a myth that you’re safe from bushfires in the suburbs. If you’re near any type of wild vegetation such as bush or grasslands, your property may be at risk.

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Researchers spent five years developing a fire-retardant paint which has become the first to pass a tough Australian standard test that simulates a bushfire.

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Bushfires hit hardest in the most disadvantaged areas – where residents can least afford to ‘bushfire-proof’ their homes

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Australia’s bushfire season is upon us. 360info has collated data from every state and territory which shows the fire risk to every suburb in every region.

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Houses should be able to withstand wildfires thus allowing firefighters to spend their time fighting the blaze rather than evacuating residents.

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Bushfires may be worsening, but we aren’t powerless to reduce their impacts. Everything from our homes to our words can play a role.

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Securing homes in the face of bushfires is a known challenge. Far less appreciated is the effect of bushfire smoke and why we must keep it out of residences.

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