Driving during a bushfire is extremely dangerous and can result in serious injury or death; always plan to leave early to avoid this situation.
How to protect yourself
Take the following actions if you encounter smoke or flames and are not able to turn around and drive to safety.
Be prepared: if you drive in bushfire-prone areas, keep woollen blankets in your car. This is an essential precaution during the warmer months.
Footage inside a car showing what an ember attack looks like during a major bushfire.
Footage from Canberra fires 2003 provided for use by CFA for community safety educational use courtesy Nine Network.
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