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In addition to good architectural design and the use of fire resistant materials, DEFENSIBLE SPACE is critical to a FIRE SMART HOUSE.


Preventing a wildfire from getting close to your house is the goal. Clear all brush and combustible landscaping to a minimum of 100 feet away from any structure (or to the property line, if 100 feet is not possible.

A swimming pool or other water feature can be a good source of water to fight a fire, if water pressure drops.

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