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Preventing Fire Damage

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

Here are some helpful tips on preventing fire from damaging your home or business.

Within 30 feet from your home or business

  • Clear combustible materials such as dried leaves and pine needles.
  • Cut down tree limbs that are 15 feet or closer to the ground. This will help prevent the fire from spreading onto your properties tree line.
  • Remove any vines or vegetation that is on the side of your house or business.
  • Place any flammable lawn furniture in storage when not in use.
  • Opt for non-flammable decor, such as gravel opposed to wood chips.

Within 100 to 30 Feet From Your Home or Business

  • Create "fuel breaks" in your property. Hopefully these areas will help stop the spread of a fire. These can be gravel pathways or driveways.
  • Cut any tree branches that are 8 feet or closer to the ground.
  • Clear combustible vegetation.

Within 200 to 100 Feet From Your Home or Business

  • Place any stacked firewood or scrap wood.
  • Continue to clear combustible vegetation.
  • Plant trees far enough apart so their branches don't touch.

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