Even cool, grey, and slightly rainy, days, fires are already starting to crop up around Southern California. Check out these tips to make your home even more fire safe. — Douglas
As Los Angeles homeowners prepare to trim grass, weeds and trees for the annual brush clearance inspections in May and June, the L.A. County Fire Department’s Forestry Division advises moving beyond standard procedures when it comes to reducing wildfire risk.“The state is trying to pull away from the term ‘brush clearance’ and change the mind-set,” says Assistant Chief J. Lopez. “Clearing brush is going to help, but that puts the blame on brush only.”
So what should homeowners do? “Harden your homes,” Lopez says. “The best chance for a home to survive is by protecting the first 30 feet surrounding the home. We know it works.”
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