Now, if we’re operating under the assumption that wildfire destroying homes and property should be avoided, there are a few vital steps to better protect your home. Roofs are exceptionally vulnerable to embers that blow in on the wind. So, non-flammable roof coverings as well as clean gutters are crucial.
Surrounding the house, clear out debris from beneath decks and porches, and keep a fuel free space 3-5 feet around the perimeter of your home. Be conscious of the effect that geography has on wildfire: while thinning vegetation within 30 feet of your home might work on level ground, fire moves more quickly uphill, so 50-100 feet would be safer if you live on a slope.
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