Everything You Want to Know About: Wildfire Preparedness

Tens of thousands of U.S. wildfires burn each year, consuming millions of acres in their paths – and they don’t care if your house is in the way. In 2009 alone, more than 78,000 wildfires were reported across the nation, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

If you live in an area prone to wildfires – which can start with something as small as a discarded cigarette or a spark falling from an ATV onto dry vegetation – being in the know about wildfire preparedness measures could help safeguard your property – and even your life.

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