State Farm Insurance® reminds the public to prepare for the upcoming wildfire season.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (March 15, 2011) - Last year the above average moisture in Utah dampened the wildfire season to a 10-year low. However, that may not be the case this year and all residents in wildfire prone areas are encouraged to take precautions now.
"We're reminding the public now, well before conditions are ripe for a fire, to protect themselves and their homes by creating a defensible space and taking other maintenance steps," said State Farm spokeswoman Angela Thorpe. "Once the temperatures are heating up, the grass is drying out and the winds are kicking up, it may be too late."
Take your wildfire risk seriously before a fire breaks out. 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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