Looking at the photos below you can clearly see the fire hazard. This is not always visible from the ground where you stand though - please ensure you are regularly blowing the leaves out of your gutter and roof regularly. They are extremely flammable and one single ember can easily catch alight in dry dead leaves.
A well prepared home is more likely to survive a bush fire.
Even if your plan is to leave early, the more you prepare your home, the more likely it will survive a bush fire or ember attack. A well prepared home can also be easier for you or firefighters to defend, and is less likely to put your neighbours' homes at risk. A well prepared home will also give you more protection if a fire threatens suddenly and you cannot leave.
Here are some basic maintenance tips to prepare your property and roof: