Summer also means fire – whether nature or man-made. “Fire Chiefs around Lake Tahoe are concerned about an extraordinarily dry summer and the high risk of wildfire this year,” says Eric Guevin, Fire Marshal of the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District. “There are easy steps homeowners can take to reduce the fuels and reduce the risk of wildfire invading their property while increasing the safety of their family…”.
Be sure you know how to keep your home safe from the threat of wildfire – whether that means safe grilling techniques and disposal of your coals to vegetation management surrounding your home. Defensible Space is an area created around your home where the vegetation has been managed to reduce wildfire threat while also providing firefighters a working environment where they can protect your home from encroaching wildfires. It also improves the likelihood of a house surviving without assistance if firefighters are not available. Defensible space also aids in minimizing the chance that a fire in your home will escape to the surrounding wild land. Many local companies specialize in this service. Call or email me for more information. More information can be found here.