Prepare your property:
■ Grass and weeds should be kept under 10 cm high. ■ Remove flammable material in yards, on decks or near neighbouring fences. ■ If there is rural land abutting urban housing, a minimum 20 m fire break must be maintained between the land and the neighbouring property. ■ Keep gutters clear of leaves. ■ Prune low-hanging branches from trees and shrubs. ■ Do not have large shrubs next to or under windows. ■ Store woodpiles and flammable liquids away from the house.