Not all homes have had the luxury of being designed with bushfire risks in mind. Yet there are some simple things you can do around your property to make sure you are not left vulnerable as the weather heats up.

Use this list as you go around your property to make sure you have all areas covered and safeguarded against the fires: Garden Remove any excess fuel that might be lying around such as garden waste or even outdoor furniture. Dispose of them thoughtfully or protect them with fire retardant…