Be Ember Aware
During a wildfire, thousands of embers can rain down on your roof and pelt the side of
your home like hail during a storm. If these embers become lodged in something easily
ignited on or near your house, the home will be in jeopardy of burning. Embers coming
into contact with flammable material is the major reason why homes are destroyed
Common materials that become embers during wildfire include pine cones, branches,
tree bark, and wooden shingles. Depending on fire intensity, wind speed, and the size
of materials that are burning, embers can be carried more than a mile ahead of the
fire. Consequently, even homes located blocks away from the actual flame front are
vulnerable to ignition and complete destruction.
By being ember aware and taking action ahead of time, a homeowner can substantially
reduce the ember threat.
Your home CAN survive when the embers arrive !!!
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