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Protecting your home during wildfire season

Defensible space is vital

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OASIS, Calif - Making sure your home has a barrier of cleared space around it in the case of wildfire is vital to ensuring you can defend your property. Clearing an area around your home means reducing all vegetation within 30 feet so nothing is touching your home, and making sure that 100 feet of properly trimmed landscaping stands between you and potential wildfire threats.

Captain Fernando Herrera with Cal Fire and the Riverside County Fire Department says that the Eastern Coachella Valley is most susceptible to brush and wildfires and many homes simply don't have enough defensible space.

Trees must be properly trimmed and cared for, particular palm trees, which can be an extreme fire danger. Grass should be watered, not dry. Protect your home and property!

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