How Can I Prepare My Home in Victorville for Wildfire Season?
Last year, the Heritage fire burned 500 acres near and in the city limits of Victorville, causing property damage and downed powerlines that left many people without power. Wildfire season is coming and now is a good time to prepare homes and businesses by removing vegetation around properties to create a defensible space.
Our local Hesperia/Apple Valley and Barstow/Twentynine Palms, Victorville teams offer this helpful information from Cal Fire for preparing your home for wildfire.
What to do:
The first five feet from your home is the most important because flying embers can travel miles ahead of the active front of wildfires that can ignite and spread the fire to your home.
- Use hardscapes like gravel, pavers, or concrete. No combustible bark or mulch.
- Remove all dead and dying plants, weeds, and debris (leaves, needles, etc.) from your roof, gutter, deck, porch, stairways, and under any areas of your home
- Remove all branches within 10 feet of any chimney or stovepipe outlet
- Limit combustible items (like outdoor furniture and planters) on top of decks
- Relocate firewood and lumber to Zone 2
- Replace combustible fencing, gates, and arbors attached to the home with noncombustible alternatives
- Consider relocating garbage and recycling containers outside this zone
Consider relocating boats, RVs, vehicles, and other combustible items outside this zone.
Call Us Today!
Our Hesperia/Apple Valley and Barstow/Twentynine Palms, Victorville teams are Here to Help ® when your Victorville home or commercial business has fire damage. Call us today at 760-244-2566.
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