Experts say as many as 80% of homes lost to wildfires could have been saved if their owners implemented a few simple fire-safe practices. Of the homes that burn in wildfires across our nation each year, over 90% of the losses are attributed to small spot-fires or flying embers that initially ignite the home. Providing defensible space and reducing home ignition hazards are essential elements in creating the best defense against wildfire. Preparing before fire season not only reduces the threat to your property, but also reduces the overall risk to the community surrounding you.
Here are some good rules of thumb for making your property more wildfire resistant: