10 Ways to Protect Your Home From Wildfire

• Make sure your home has 30 feet of defensible space.

• Use fire-resistant materials, especially on your roof.

• Regularly remove pine needles, other leaf litter and branches from your roof and gutters.

• Keep firewood 100 feet from the house.

• Construct outbuildings and additional structures far from the home.

• Keep the porch boxed in so embers cannot collect beneath the house.

If your home borders public land and you would like a free fire-safety evaluation, contact the Fire Education Corps at 885-6015.


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