State Farm Insurance® reminds the public to prepare for the upcoming wildfire season.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (March 16, 2011) - Although fire season hasn’t officially started, the Quail Ridge Fire is a stark reminder that preparation can be key when it comes to saving your property.
"As we're helping our customers in the wake of this fire, the findings are significant," said State Farm Claims Team Manager Matt Brenner. "Homes with defensible space around them fare far better than the homes that didn't."
The time to take your wildland fire risk seriously is now. Here are some steps you can take to prepare.
More tips for preparation, precautions and related links about what to do during and after a disaster can be found at statefarm.com/learning center.
You can view a true consumer story from the Boulder, Colo., Four Mile Canyon Fire of 2010 on YouTube, which shows how preparation saved a family's home while neighboring homes burned to the ground.
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Angela M.Thorpe State Farm Insurance, (303) 264-1560
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