Do you life near a hillside or in a high fire area? There are some steps you should take now to protect your family and your property. Among them are:
1. Keep trees and other vegetation away from the roof. If a burning branch breaks, it has no other place to go but your roof.
2. Keep a defensible clear space around your property. Clear brush and vegetation away from your home and any structures like sheds. At least 400 feet is recommended.
3. Have a grab and go kit ready. Put copies of your insurance forms, bank information, names of contacts you may need, a copy of your home inventory and emergency preparedness plan. Check out this post for more info.
Remember, you can't always anticipate when a fire or other disaster could threaten your family and your home, but you can do a little preparation ahead of time to be ready.
Check out this video from CAL FIRE for more great information.