Wildfires have become a major risk for homeowners in certain parts of the country, particularly California. However, there are steps homeowners can take to reduce their exposure to a wildfire. Cal Fire recommends homeowners first determine if they are located in a high fire threat area. There is a fire map available that reveals where a home falls in terms of wildfire danger. For homes that are in high-risk areas, residents can take steps such as replacing wood or shingle roofs and single pane windows. There are less costly options available such as planting fire-resistant plants, regularly trimming trees and bushes, installing ember resistant vents on homes, clearing yards of leaves and other leaf litter, and installing weather stripping on doors. | Read More