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Thursday, September 8, 2016

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NOT LUCK HOMEOWNER FUEL MITIGATION, PRE-FIRE PLANNING AND FIREFIGHTERS HARD WORK

OWNER MITIGATION + FIREFIGHTER HARD WORK = SUCCESS Photo: InciWeb
OWNER MITIGATION + FIREFIGHTER HARD WORK = SUCCESS
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CAL FIRE Defensible Space Clearance Tips For Homeowners

There are a number of steps you can take to protect your home from wildland fire no matter where you live.
  • Create and maintain clearance around your home. Proper clearance to 100 feet dramatically increases the chance of your house surviving a wildfire. This 100 foot defensible space also provides for firefighter safety when protecting homes during a wildland fire.
  • Burn debris only on permissive burn days.
  • Cut weeds and dry grass before 10 a.m. when the humidity is higher and temperatures are cooler to reduce the chance of igniting a fire (39K PDF).
  • Follow proper guidelines for burning debris (106K PDF) on your property.
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More Great Detailed Defensible Space Tips At http://www.readyforwildfire.org/

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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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