The Heat Is On! – Protecting Your Home against Wildfire with Defensible and Survivable Space

Many parts of the southwestern United States have already experienced record-breaking heat, and indications point to more of the same in the months ahead. As a result, all of that green, lush vegetation that sprouted this spring is now curing and rapidly drying out. The result is a light flashy fuel that is easily ignited and can quickly spread fire to other vegetation, trees, and unfortunately for too many, their homes. Continue reading

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From Flicker to Flame

The U.S. Fire Administration estimates there are 15,000 home candle fires each year, and December is the peak month. More than a third of home candle fires start in the bedroom and in one-fifth of home candle fires,  candles had … Continue reading

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Starting the Wrong Flame

Cooking equipment fires are the leading cause of U.S. home fires, and the number of home cooking equipment fires increases significantly during the winter holidays. Most cooking-related house fires can be prevented by following a few simple safety rules.

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