Before summer gets underway it’s important to clear potential fire hazards on your property. Eliminating hazards helps to prevent fires starting and spreading to neighbouring properties, especially if you are located near park land or reserves.
Common external fire hazards include:
- dry, long grass
- dry branches, leaves and foliage
- leaves in roof gutters
- fire wood
- rubbish piles
- building materials
- gas and chemical containers
- garden mulch in piles.
The risk of a fire is significantly reduced when properties are well-maintained. We recommend mowing your lawn regularly, storing building materials and firewood neatly away from your house and fence line and removing all dead foliage and undergrowth from outdoor areas.
Property owners are also required to maintain their properties in accordance with our Amenity Local Law under the Dangerous and Unsightly Land and Nuisance provisions.
We are currently undertaking inspections of properties that may present a fire risk as part of our annual Fire Prevention Program, which continues until February 2020.
We also investigate reports of potential fire hazards from the community.