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Avoid being the cause of wildfires

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Feb 27, 2013

Not only does “wildland fire” fail to exclude urban homes from danger, but an overwhelming number of wildfires (brush, grass and forest fires) are caused by people to begin with. Fortunately, most of these are accidental; around 20% of human-caused wildfires are intentionally set.

EmbersTaking care when getting rid of hot embers, ash or cigarettes – and not just flinging them toward the nearest clump of dry, flammable grass – will help ensure that your home is not one of the 350,000 or so wildland fires that fire departments respond to annually.

Visit the Firewise Toolkitfor more information on the causes of and approaches to wildfires.

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