San Ysidro Residents Prepare for Wildfire Risk?
Have you inspected the defensible space around your home for wildfire risk lately? During the last weeks of September, things get pretty dry in San Diego County. Now that fall is here, it’s a good time to reinspect the defensible space around your property and clear any fallen leaves and debris that can fuel a wildfire.
Our local Otay Mesa/San Ysidro team offers these tips for things we can do to minimize the chances of wildfire damage from the National Fire Protection Association:
- Clear leaves and other debris from gutters, eaves, porches, and decks. This prevents embers from igniting your home.
- Remove dead vegetation and other items from under your deck or porch and within 10 feet of the house. Learn more about the basics of defensible space on the Firewise website.
- Screen or box-in areas below patios and decks with wire mesh to prevent debris and combustible materials from accumulating.
- Remove flammable materials (firewood stacks, propane tanks) within 30 feet of your home’s foundation and outbuildings, including garages and sheds. If it can catch fire, don’t let it touch your house, deck, or porch.
- Wildfires can spread to tree tops. Prune trees so the lowest branches are 6 to 10 feet from the ground.
- Keep your lawn hydrated and maintained. If it is brown, cut it down to reduce fire intensity. Dry grass and shrubs are fuel for wildfire.
Call Us Today!
When your home or business in San Ysidro has a fire damage emergency, our local Otay Mesa/San Ysidro team can help. We’ll restore your fire damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 619-439-2407.
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