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MYTH: A house can explode if it catches on fire!
FACT: Houses do not just explode, it’s what you have stored under your home that may explode. You should consider what flammable and explosive items you have around/under your home and where you should safety store them to reduce the risk to your home. Click here to find out more on protecting your home!
MYTH: If I know the back streets in my suburb or town well, it will be ok for me to leave at the very last minute.
FACT: Smoke from a fire can limit visibility and you may become confused or disoriented. Power lines and fallen trees on roads may be hard to see making driving dangerous. It is always better to leave early before the fire arrives.