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Every year many families unnecessarily lose their homes and possessions to wildland fire. These losses can be minimized if homeowners take the time to become aware of safety measures to help protect their homes and complete some effective actions.

​You can minimize property damage and protect firefighters by hardening your home. Research tells us that most homes ignite during a wildfire as a result of embers or small flames. There are steps that homeowners can take to reduce the risk, with the most important efforts occurring on and immediately around the home. Look around your home for those small places where embers may sneak in to ignite a house fire.