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Ember Fire in Otay Mesa?

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

Sparks are flying through the night air. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Do you know that burning embers can travel for more than a mile? SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro offers this information from the National Fire Protection Association about embers:

  • Embers are burning pieces of airborne wood and or vegetation that can be carried more than a mile through the wind that can cause spot fires and ignite homes, debris, and other objects
  • Research around home destruction versus home survival in wildfires points to embers and small flames as the main way that the majority of homes ignite
  • There are methods for homeowners to prepare their homes to withstand ember attacks and minimize the likelihood of flames or surface fire touching the home or any attachments
  • Experiments, models, and post-fire studies show that homes ignite due to the home’s condition and everything around it, up to 200 feet from the foundation. This is called the Home Ignition Zone.
  • HOME IGNITION ZONES To increase your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire, choose fire-resistant building materials and limit the amount of flammable vegetation in the three home ignition zones. The zones include the Immediate Zone: (0 to 5 feet around the house), the Intermediate Zone (5 to 30 feet), and the Extended Zone (30 to 100 feet).

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When your Otay Mesa home or commercial business has fire damage, SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro’s technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to help you. Call us today at 619-439-2407.

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