Make your home fire safe by having defensible space. A defensible space of 100 feet around your home dramatically increases your homes protection and provides a safe area for firefighters to work.
Lawn, weeds, and other landscaping in the first 30 feet around your home should be mowed and properly maintained.
Thinning and pruning the brush and trees in the first 30 feet around your home is critical.
Clean all needles and leaves from your roof and gutters.
Trim tree limbs at least 10 feet from chimneys, and remove dead branches hanging over your home or garage.
Screen your chimney outlet of no more than 1/2 inch mesh.
Create horizontal and vertical spacing between plants to improve your chance of stopping a wildfire before it destroys your home.
Remove lower tree limbs to reduce the risk of a vertical fire ladder.
Having defensible space plays a vital role in the protection of your family and home. You can learn more about defensible space by visiting Firewise USA or Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management. You can also download the "Living with Wildlfire", a homeowners firewise guide for Arizona by clicking the button below.