Firewise construction/landscaping credited with saving FL home

Blog Post created by cathyprudhomme Employee on May 12, 2017

Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Patrick Mahoney, with the Florida Forest Service, credited the Firewise construction and landscaping work a Charlotte County, FL homeowner implemented with helping their home survive a wildfire on May 10, during a 23-acre brush fire.


The work that Mahoney cited for playing a role in keeping the home safe included:

  • Installing rock under the home's foundation
  • Metal roof free of debris
  • Clean gutters
  • Well-maintained landscaping that incorporated Firewise guidelines


The fire threatened two homes and the FL Highway Patrol reported it shut down I-75 for several hours.