Sometimes the best way to cover up your illegal activities is to go underground.
That was the idea of a resident of a property on McGills Road at Kremnos, in NSW Australia.
A shipping container was buried underground like a survival bunker. Located in a remote area surrounded by bush, it looked like it would offer complete privacy.
But the McGills Road fire in Kremnos, part of a 700 hectare fire that threatened more than a dozen homes near Blackbutt Road and Curlew Drive, turned the area into a blackened wasteland.
Once under fire, the secret was revealed. When police and RFS personnel inspected the properties around the area, they stumbled over some electrical wires in the dirt.
The wires led to a hatch, which opened into the mysterious bunker.
Equipped with high power lights and ventilation, the bunker was an ideal location for growing marijuana in secrecy.
118 cannabis plants were discovered. The hydroponically grown marijuana emerged unscathed from the fire that destroyed the surrounding area and homes.
A 68 year old local resident was arrested and charged with enhanced indoor commercial cannabis cultivation, drug supply, and drug possession.