Roasted or soused. Lord, what a choice. "God gave Noah the rainbow sign: no more water; the fire next time". I am so deathly afraid of water that I might prefer to die by asphixiation in a fire but I have heard that drowning is a pleasant sensation. I have had lots of nightmares about drowning but never about fire - even though I have now had a house fire. Drowning might be quicker. Okay, so fire is the worst.
I really could not say,though I err on the side of Fire. I have seen the horrors of flood first hand,and I know someone who lost everything in a fire. Both are totally traumatic nightmares which do such long-term damage to both people and the entire environment affected.
I shiver just to have to think of it while answering this question.
Fire, I would have to say. Fire destroys absolutely everything, leaving only charred remains, whereas in a flood, houses are only damaged and can be repaired . I would hate to be burnt to death. I think it would be awful. There is less likelihood of dying in a flood. People climb onto their roofs and are rescued by helicopter or the are rescued from their homes by canoe. I live in a bushfire prone area and every summer is worrisome. We did evacuate one year. If there is a bushfire warning, I don't wait around to see if it will happen or not. It might be too late to leave.