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Wildfire Landscaping Tips for Florence Homes?

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

A view of an orange-colored smoky sky from a forest fire in Oregon. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Lane County.

Our South Eugene and Florence team responds to fire damage emergencies every year in Florence. Wildfires often occur with little or no advanced warning. You can reduce the risk of wildfire damage to your property by taking preventative measures. Here are some landscaping tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

Tips for Landscaping Around Your Home

  • REMOVE dead vegetation and other flammable materials, especially within the first five feet of the home
  • KEEP your lawn hydrated and maintained. If it is brown, cut it down to help reduce fire intensity
  • PRUNE tree limbs, so the lowest branches are six to ten feet above the ground to help reduce the chance of fire getting into the crowns of the trees
  • MOVE construction material, trash, and woodpiles at least thirty feet away from the home and other outbuildings
  • DISPOSE of branches, weeds, leaves, pine needles, and grass clippings that you have cut to reduce fuel for fire

Exterior Tips for Your Home

  • REMOVE leaves, pine needles, and other flammable material from the roof, gutters, and on and under the deck to help prevent embers from igniting your home
  • INSPECT shingles or roof tiles. REPLACE missing shingles or tiles. COVER ends of tiles with bird stops or cement to help prevent ember penetration during a wildfire.

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