|There are ways to increase the ability of your home to survive a wildfire. Even
small steps to protect your home and property will make them more able to withstand fire.
Below are some ways to help protect your home:
Creating Wildfire - Defensible Zones:
The area around a structure where fuels and vegetation are treated, cleared or reduced to slow the spread
of wildfire towards the structure. Start creating a Defensible Zone. View a correct Defensible Zone.
Fire Wise landscaping can be aesthetically pleasing while reducing potential wildfire fuel. Plant choice,
spacing, and maintenance are critical. Find the plants that are right for you.
Grass Seed Mixes to Reduce Wildfire Hazard:
Plant "fire wise" grass species to reduce the risk of wildfire damage.
If you are preparing to build, buy, or remodel a house, you should know what to look for in a Fire-Wise house.
Annual Check List:
Like other parts of your home, defensible space requires maintenance. Use the checklist each year to determine
if additional work or maintenance is necessary.