2 Reasons Why :
1.The lack of adequate rainfall this first half of 2019 and
2. Dominating unusually warm dry conditions, making perfect fire conditions.
It is especially worrying as there doesn't seem to be any indication this will change anytime soon.
So what to do?
Local Fire Stations have opened their doors for an Early Fire Protection Plan information days, Contact them via email or phone for help or arrange for a professional to come out and look at your property for an assessment.
Commonsense things you can do now;
Clear the immediate area around your house from branches and dead trees anything that is a fire hazard. Make sure your exit area to your home is clear for an easy escape.
Decide on a Family Fire plan, you need to have one to keep your family safe and be organised in an emergency.
If you have more than a few acres make sure you have two clear exits from your property if you can.
Have an exit plan for your animals.
Don't forget your Roof,!! Remember Fire Embers can travel up to 5 kms through the air and land in your Roof Gutters, If your Gutters are not free from debris such as leaves, twigs then it is a Fire Hazard. When a fire starts here, by the time you notice, it is too late. Install a fire rated Gutter Guard.
click on the link for more information on gutter guards.