Recent Fires in Utah Are a Very Real Reminder to Residents of the Need to Protect Their Homes from Wildfires
Utah, July 5, 2012 - If you live in a high-risk, fire-prone area you need to know that you are the best line of defense against wildfires. By the time firefighters are on scene it is too late to take measures that could save your home or protect your property.
Conditions in the West are hot, dry and dangerous. This year we have seen devastating fires in Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. Residents in parts of Wyoming and Utah are now facing their own fires. If you are not impacted by the fires now taking place- now is the time to prepare and give your home the best chance of survival as well as providing a real opportunity to fire fighters to protect your property in case of wildfire.
A key factor to protecting your home from a wildfire is to remove or reduce the potential fuel within a 100-feet safety zone around the home (or up to 200 feet if the home is located in a high-risk or forested area):
It's also important for homeowners to document their belongings by creating a home inventory. By keeping an accurate inventory and proof of ownership in a safe place off the premises homeowners can make the claim settlement easier and faster should you suffer a loss.
We can all make improvements to better prepare for wildfire. When we take action, we are the best defense against a wildfire.
RobertVillegas, cell (310) 294-0216
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