Source: KPCC Radio
Six million people live in fire prone areas, and that number is likely to grow as the state’s population increases, according to the research group Climate Central. Additionally, many firefighters and scientists think fires in the West will likely be bigger and hotter due to climate change. With that in mind, there are things that homeowners can do to safeguard against losing their homes to a fire. Using fire resistant exterior wall material, such as stucco instead of wood siding, fire-resistant roofing, screens on attic vents to keep out embers, and fire retardant decks. Homeowners should clear trees and shrubs directly around their homes and keep larger plants to a minimum distance of 100 feet or more.
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