Altona resident praised for early fire preparation

Lyndoch CFS Captain Neville Kies assists Altona resident, Christine Janssen-Dehle with her fire pump in preparedness for the coming bushfire season.

Curls of smoke are a common sight across the region at this time of year as combustion heaters are stoked to ward off the cold, and landowners take the opportunity for burn-offs and bonfires.

In the cool of winter, fire is a friend, and this year especially with coronavirus  dominating everyone’s lives, it can be hard to turn thoughts to preparing for the weather to warm up and the start of the bushfire season.

Not so for one Altona resident, Christine Janssen-Dehle, who has made it her priority to ensure her five acre bushland home is as prepared as possible for summer. 

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