Wildfire Home Safety Tips

o Regularly clear roof and gutters of pine needles, leaves and other debris.
o Clean and inspect chimneys at least once a year and keep dampers in good working order.
o Cover chimney and stovepipe vents with a non-flammable screen of 1/4 inch or smaller mesh such as hardware cloth to prevent fireplace embers from igniting roofs.
o Enclose the undersides of balconies and above-ground decks with fire resistant materials instead of wood.
o Regularly dispose of all newspapers and rubbish. Store gasoline and other flammable materials in approved containers.
o Place containers at a safe distance from the base of buildings.
o Use noncombustible or flame retardant shingles when replacing roofs.

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