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Your home could be at risk. You can improve your home’s chance of
survival by creating a Survivable Space.




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             Survivable Space Tips
   Keep roofs and gutters free from        Break up the continuity of
    leaves, and other flammable              vegetation to reduce fire spread.
    debris.                                  Space groups of shrubs and




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   Keep all combustibles, (firewood,        individual trees 15 feet apart.
    picnic tables, fuel storage, etc.)      Remove branches on trees within
    away from structures.                    15 feet off the ground.
   Remove large, thick shrubbery           Plant low-growing ground covers
    around structures for a minimum          and ensure that treetops are not
    of 30 feet.                              touching.
   Landscape with shrubbery that is        Use fire resistant roofing and




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    fire resistant and well watered.         siding.
   Plants such as junipers and pines       Limb trees along driveways to 16
    are extremely combustible and            feet to allow access for emergency
    should be removed, pruned or             vehicles.
    thinned.                                Make address clearly visible.
   Maintain a landscape that is free       Have ladders and sheets of




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    from dead and dying plants.              plywood to cover large windows,
                                             eaves and vents.



               For additional information on home fire safety,
               visit the FireWise web site at: www.firewise.org

								
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