Pre­pare your prop­erty:

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■ 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.

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