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How Can You Prevent Wildfires at Home?

Updated January 1, 1 . AmFam Team

Our wildfire preparation checklist gives you some tips to proactively protect your home. Take a look at our tips to help prevent — and prepare for — the threat of a wildfires.

It seems that wildfire season no longer comes and goes. According to the USDA (Opens in a new tab), fire season persists with little interruption throughout the year, meaning it is no longer considered seasonal. Services to fight wildfires must be prepared year-round, and the USDA urges residents to continuously take preventative measures against fires.

Whether you live in a high-risk area and you find yourself under a red flag warning or you’re trying to figure out how to prevent wildfires from occurring on your property, you’re not alone. While they are happening with greater frequency, there are key steps you can take that can make a big difference in the number and severity of wildfires in your area.

Wildfire prevention is all about being prepared before fires approach your property. By reducing the number of flammable items on your property, you can help prevent fires from igniting nearby. And with a little retrofitting and protecting your home with fire-resistant materials, you can help to prevent your home from burning.

Later in this article, we’ll take a quick look at how homeowners policies and renters insurance can help protect everything you’ve worked so hard for.

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