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Wildfires can ruin homes and cause injuries or death to people and animals. A wildfire is an unplanned fire that burns in a natural area such as a forest, grassland, or prairie. Wildfires can:
If You Are Under a Wildfire Warning, Get to Safety Right Away
What defensible space?
It is the space between a house and an oncoming wildfire, so keep it maintained with shorter plants, increased moisture, free from dead branches and leaves, and well mowed.
Routine maintenance is key!
What items should I keep out of my defensible space?
Wood piles, lawn furniture, barbeque grills, tarp coverings, etc.
Which plants are fire resistant?
Use plants that are not oily or waxy.
What about my roof and gutters?
What else can I do?