Fire Prevention is extremely important to property owners in the Sierra Foothills.
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Avoiding Wildfire Damage
A couple of tips from FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY that may help in saving your home. Identify all combustible materials outside the house.
Stack firewood 100 feet away and uphill from the house.
The roof is especially vulnerable in a wildfire. Embers and flaming debris can travel great distances, land on your roof and start a new
Avoid flammable roofing materials such as wood, shake and shingle
Create a 30-foot safety zone around the house. Keep the volume of vegetation in this zone to a minimum. If you live on a hill, extend the zone on the downhill side. Fire spreads rapidly uphill.
Create a second zone at least 100 feet around the house. In this zone,
reduce or replace as much of the most flammable vegetation as possible. If you live on a hill, extend the zone on the downhill side. Again, fire spreads rapidly uphill.
Consider making the community where you live a "Fire Wise" community and take an active roll in keeping your community safe.
How To Prepare Your Home For Wildfires
Firewise How To Prepare Your Home For Wildfires.pdf