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Living with Wildfire: A Defensible Space Guide

Many people see the large flame fronts on the news and figure that’s what burned the homes. However, most homes are not destroyed by these huge walls of flames, but by the little embers. Wildfire embers can travel over a mile and you can control what happens when they land by employing effective defensible space.

Building effective defensible space is not only the most effective action you can do on your property, but also provides additional safety to the first response crews during an emergency.

A Defensible Space Guide: