10 Homeowner Safety Tips for Protecting Your Home From Wildfire

Boise County -- With fire season approaching, homeowners and communities can make their homes safer from wildfire by reducing flammable materials and creating more defensible space around their property.
These ten safety tips can help firefighters and protect homes and neighborhoods from wildfires:
Clear leaves and other debris from roofs, gutters, porches and decks. This helps prevent embers from igniting your home.
Remove dead vegetation and other items from under your deck or porch, and within 10 feet of the house.
Screen in areas below patios and decks with wire mesh to prevent debris and combustible materials from accumulating.
Remove flammable materials (wood piles, propane tanks) within 30 feet of your home’s foundation and outbuildings, including garages and sheds. If it can c...

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