Bushfire Safety Tip #7 - Mow the lawn! - Yes, it's a chore, but to reduce your risk during bushfire season you should keep your grass cut to under 10cm in height.

Bushfire Safety Tip - Mow the lawn! - Yes, it's a chore, but to reduce your risk during bushfire season you should keep your grass cut to under in height.

Bushfire Safety Tips #5 - Make sure you have a hose that is long enough to reach around your house.

Bushfire Safety Tips - Make sure you have a hose that is long enough to reach around your house.

Bushfire Safety Tip #2 - Clean your gutters of any leaf litter, twigs or other debris - these provide flammable material for ember attack!

Bushfire Safety Tip - Clean your gutters of any leaf litter, twigs or other debris - these provide flammable material for ember attack!

Bushfire Safety Tip #9 - For extra safety in bushfire prone areas install fine steel mesh screens on doors, windows and vents.

Bushfire Safety Tip - For extra safety in bushfire prone areas install fine steel mesh screens on doors, windows and vents.

Bushfire safety tip #1 - Cut back overhanging branches and trees within 10m of your house.

Bushfire safety tip - Cut back overhanging branches and trees within of your house.

Bushfire safety tip #1 - Cut back overhanging branches and trees within 10m of your house.

Bushfire safety tip - Cut back overhanging branches and trees within of your house.

Bushfire Safety Tip #3 - Store any flammable liquid or items away from the house.

Bushfire Safety Tip - Store any flammable liquid or items away from the house.

Bushfire Safety Tip #6 -  Fill the gaps - Seal or fill any gaps in your roof or walls, and repair any broken roof tiles. Don't give fire and embers anything to work with!

Bushfire Safety Tip - Fill the gaps - Seal or fill any gaps in your roof or walls, and repair any broken roof tiles. Don't give fire and embers anything to work with!

Bushfire Safety Tip #4 - Stack any firewood or loose wood away from the house (not next to the back door!)

Bushfire Safety Tip - Stack any firewood or loose wood away from the house (not next to the back door!

Bushfire safety tip #8 - Remove flammable litter - rake up leaves, bark and loose twigs around the house.

Bushfire safety tip - Remove flammable litter - rake up leaves, bark and loose twigs around the house.

Bushfire Safety Tip #10 - Make sure your insurance cover is up to date and take a note of who it's with - it'll make life easier if you're unlucky enough to need it.

Bushfire Safety Tip - Make sure your insurance cover is up to date and take a note of who it's with - it'll make life easier if you're unlucky enough to need it.

Home fire resilience Tip 1 - Lawns.

Keeping your lawn short and watered helps to create a fire break around your home.

Fire ready: Mike White's home in the bush.

Up at the top end of a cul-de-sac, amid towering eucalypts at Durren Durren, north of Sydney, Mike White has been getting expert advice on how to prepare the .

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