CAL FIRE urges homeowners to prepare for wildfires now
Last summer's wildfires charred over a million acres across California in one of the worst fire seasons in recorded history. These wildfires destroyed hundreds of homes and burned dangerously close to thousands of others.
As temperatures begin to increase and conditions continue to dry out, CAL FIRE (the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection) is urging residents to take advantage of this time to create a 100 foot zone of defensible space around their homes.
"Last year's wildfires once again highlighted how important it is for homeowners to prepare their homes to survive a wildfire," said Chief Del Walters, CAL FIRE Director. "By simply removing dead and dying leaves, brush and trees 100 feet from homes and following a few simple steps, homeowners can dramatically decrease the chance of their home being destroyed by a wildfire."
Here are some tips that can help homes survive wildfires:
For more information on defensible space visit the CAL FIRE website at www.fire.ca.gov.
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