Fire Loss Prevention

With warm and dry weather approaching, we wanted to take the opportunity to provide some information to minimize property loss in the event of a ground cover fire. The transition from spring to summer brings low humidity, high temperatures, high winds, and overgrown vegetation. These conditions can present a higher than normal threat to your property in the event of a ground cover fire. With a few simple steps you can further protect your property from fires started adjacent to or on your property.

  • Have a defensible space around structures free of dry fuels, weeds, and brush.
  • Keep vegetation mowed, especially around property lines and outbuildings.
  • Clear flammable/scrap materials from property when possible.
  • Avoid storing large amounts of flammable/scrap materials against buildings.
  • Do not perform open burning on Red Flag days, or during dry and windy weather conditions.
  • To report a fire Dial 911

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact your local fire department.