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CAL FIRE Reminds Californians to Prepare Their Homes Now for Wildfire

Officials Urge Defensible Space and Home Hardening

Sacramento – As California’s weather has already increased fire danger across the State, CAL FIRE is urging Californians to ensure they prepare their homes and property for wildfire. CAL FIRE officials are providing tips to residents to ensure they prepare for wildfire by focusing on Defensible Space and Home Hardening retrofits.

“Recent wildfires and research have highlighted how the combination of Defensible Space and Home Hardening retrofitting are essential to improve a home’s chance of surviving a wildfire,” said Chief Daniel Berlant, CAL FIRE Deputy Director of Community Wildfire Preparedness and Mitigation. “It is critical that all Californians take preparedness steps now, but with Red Flag Warnings already being issued this year, residents need to ensure they use the right tool at the right time to avoid accidently sparking a wildfire when working around the house.”

Read entire article here: www.fire.ca.gov/media/by4g0oou/d-space-news-release_2022_final.pdf