Shipping Container Fire Shelter, Australia

Shipping Container Fire Shelter, Australia

In the raging Australian bush fire of February, 2009 which has come to be known as Black Saturday, at least 173 people lost their lives. A family in Clonbinane survived the fires by taking refuge in their shipping container emergency shelter, which is nothing more than a steel cargo container embedded in the earth near their house. The shelter was outfitted with supplies in case of emergency and was a safe place for the family to wait out the incredibly destructive fires.