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If you live in or near the bush, your home is at risk from bushfire.
Bush includes bushland, scrub, grassland, farmland, heath, marram grass and buttongrass.
Most bushfires in Tasmania occur during relatively mild summer weather and are easily controlled by firefighters.
However, bushfires that break out on very hot, dry and windy days can spread rapidly and may be difficult or impossible for firefighters to control. These fires can burn large areas of forest and farmland, destroy homes and livestock, and sometimes kill and injure people.
A properly prepared home is more likely to survive a bushfire than one that hasn't been prepared, and the chances increase significantly if able-bodied people are there to protect your home.