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Wildfires

San Bernadino, CA after 2003 wildfire. (www.photolibrary.fema.gov)

Wildfire in Virginia Lake. (www.photolib.noaa.gov)

  • Remove combustible materials away from structure
  • Create a “safety zone,” depending upon surrounding tree species
  • Remove all dead plants, shrubs, and trees
  • Locate shrubs a min. 20 feet away from structure
  • Select high-moisture plants that grow close to the ground
  • Be sensitive to historic landscape features
  • Cover exterior openings (vents, air intakes, etc.) with metal mesh screens
  • Identify nearby water sources
  • Add fire proof shutters to large windows
  • On the interior, remove flammable materials or use fire resistant  materials near window openings
  • Ensure HVAC system will automatically shut off or reverse fans5

4“Protect Your Property from Fire”, FEMA, 25 Jan 2007.

5 Michael Trinkley, “Protecting Your Institution from Wild Fires”, Preservation Services Leaflet, SOLINET, 29 Jan 2007.


 

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