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As our population continues to grow, more and more people are building homes in places that were once pristine wilderness areas. Homeowners who build in remote and wooded areas must take responsibility for the way their buildings are constructed and the way they landscape around them.

Use Fire Resistant Building Materials

The roof and exterior structure of your home and other buildings should be constructed of non-combustible or fire-resistant materials. If wood siding, cedar shakes or any other highly combustible materials are used, they should be treated with fire retardant chemicals.

Landscape wisely

Plant fire-resistant shrubs and trees to minimize the spread of fire and space your landscaping so fire is not carried to your home or other surrounding vegetation. Remove vines from the walls of your home.

Create a "safety zone" around the house

- Mow grass regularly.

- Stack firewood at least 30 to 100 feet (10 to 30 m) away and uphill from home.

- Keep roof and gutters free of pine needles, leaves, and branches and clear away flammable vegetation at least 30 to 100 feet (9 to 30 m) from around structures.

- Thin a 15-foot (4.5 m) space between tree crowns and remove limbs within 10-15 feet (3 - 4.5 m) of the ground.

- Remove dead branches that extend over the roof.

- Prune tree branches and shrubs within 10 feet (3 m) of a stovepipe or chimney outlet.

- Remove leaves and rubbish from under structures.

- Ask power company to clear branches from power lines.

- Keep combustibles away from structures and clear a 10-foot (3 m) area around propane tanks, boats, etc.

Protect your home

- Install smoke and CO detectors, test them each month and change batteries once a year.

- Install protective shutters or fire-resistant drapes.

- Inspect chimneys twice a year and clean every year.

- Cover chimney and stovepipe flue openings with 1/2 inch (1 cm) or smaller non-flammable mesh screen.

- Use same mesh screen beneath porches, decks, floor areas and home itself. Also screen openings to attic and roof.

- Soak ashes and charcoal briquettes in water for two days in a metal bucket.

- Keep a garden hose connected to an outlet.

- Have fire tools handy (ladder, shovel, rake, ax, etc.)

- Put address on all structures so it can be seen from road.


Above extracted from IT’S A DISASTER! …and what are YOU gonna do about it? A Disaster Preparedness, Prevention & Basic First Aid Manual (proceeds benefit USFRA) Learn more


More wildfire safety tips at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/citizens/focus/wildfire.shtm

A few sites to keep handy during wildfire season are…

National Interagency Fire Center
http://www.nifc.gov/fire_info.html

National InciWeb
http://www.inciweb.org/

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Comment by Janet Liebsch on May 17, 2010 at 8:17am
Thanks OM and excellent post yourself there buddy!! We hear ya re trees / shrubs near homes -- many Arizonans do same thing and just have to shake yer head. And cringe when we drive thru mountainous areas and see cabins that don't have defense zones or owners stack 2 or 3 cords of wood up against home / under carport. Argh. Appreciate the pointers and may ask your permission to use some of your ideas soon.
Comment by Old Mizer on May 16, 2010 at 11:27pm
Excellent post Janet! I learned some tricks to this in the years I worked as a nurseryman. Along with helping my father that had a cabin in the mountains. You gave some excellent examples of do's and don'ts.

The best thing I finally talked my father into was laying rock around the house. At least 15 feet out from any wall of a structure. If he wanted any type of color close to the cabin he could always plant bulbs. They pop up and bloom in the spring and then die back until the following year. Keeping the size of rock small enough so the sprouting plant could push through.

Then I talked him into planting a line of rubber tree plants around the outside diameter of the rocks. Rubber tree is the common name but they are more of a shrub that gets about 2 feet in height. They belong to half of the cactus family known as succulents. They are drought tolerant and high in moisture. Meaning the roots grow deep looking for another source of water.

The other advantage of growing a line of shrubs like this around the outside diameter of rock is that it gives a line of defense. So if a fire does come your way it will hit this line of moisture filled vegetation first and extinguish part of the fire. If anything, it fails to fuel it like other vegetation will do.

Keep other shrubs a minimum of 6 feet apart while 8 feet would be even better. All trees should be planted a minimum of 25 to 30 feet apart and preferably on the uphill side of the home and structures. Why so far apart? Most people don't have the time and can't reach the outer or highest limbs on a tree. When that tree gets 5 to 10 years old, that space of 30 feet between them isn't going to look so large then.

Most of all, stay away from any type of evergreen or furry looking tree. This is where residents here in the city would fail BIG time. Especially when it comes to trees like Cypress and Junipers. As they
contain VERY combustible oils that can cause fire to spread rapidly. If you drive around the city here you will see that 30 percent of the homes have these two varieties of trees growing right up against the home. The one being the biggest favorite, called an Italian Cypress. They appear to look like tall cones and grow over 30 to 40 feet tall. People like to plant them between properties for a block of privacy. I just pray a fire never comes in their path. That's like having a wall of gasoline just waiting.

There are some GREAT pdf files out there. If anyone is looking for ideas about their landscaping. Just remember, that fire resistant doesn't mean fire proof. Type "fire resistant' plants, shrubs or trees into any search engine. You'll come across a mass of information and ideas. Especially from states like here in California where wildfires seem to be an annual event, ...unfortunately.

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