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How to protect your home against a wildfire with 'defensible space'

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Clearing out brush and gaining defensible space is key to protecting your home against wildfires Clearing out brush and gaining defensible space is key to protecting your home against wildfires
SPOKANE, Wash. -

If you are in the path of a wildfire this season, you need to know how to protect your home. 

Garth Davis from the Spokane County Conservation District says there's no way around the fact that Spokane has a "high fire occurrence."

The Spokane County Conservation District offers free consultations of your property. They will tell you how to keep your home safe if a wildfire is coming through.

Some things Davis says to take into consideration are what type of roof you have, whether you live on a slope, the access fire fighters can get to your house, and how close you live to trees. They say that fire burns faster and hotter as it move up hill, so if you live on a slope, it's even more important to clear brush.

To set up a free consultation, you can call 509-535-7274

 

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