These Wildfire Safety Tips Brought to You By O'Fallon Insurance Services - Jeff Hug
As the threat of wildfires continues to increase, it is crucial for homeowners to take proactive measures to protect their properties and ensure the safety of their loved ones. The destructive power of wildfires cannot be underestimated, but by implementing certain precautions and adopting a fire-resistant mindset, you can significantly reduce the risk and potential
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Maintaining a defensible space around your home is a critical first step in wildfire preparedness. Clear any dead vegetation, dry leaves, and debris within a minimum of 30 feet around your house. Additionally, trim tree branches that hang over the roof or touch the ground, as they can act as fire ladders. Keep grasses well-watered and mowed short to prevent fire from spreading rapidly.