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How to fireproof your California home

 

Last updated 3/3/2021 at 2:49pm

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SAN DIEGO – Fire has always been a natural occurrence in California. The hills and canyons burned periodically long before people built their homes. Many homes have been built and landscaped without fully understanding what a fire can do, and few families are adequately prepared for a quick evacuation. San Diego fire officials said that most homes that burn during a wildfire aren't ignited by dry brush, but instead by embers landing on the roof, through vents or on decks and porches. Simple fixes from roof to foundation to make your home safer from embers and radiant heat.

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