Center for Environmental Reporting

IMG 1282As we head into summer, homeowners are looking for ways to protect their properties from wildfire. KRCB's Adia White attended an event at the Santa Rosa Junior College Training Center hosted by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety. The highlight of the event was a demonstration burn to showcase which building materials are the most flammable.

 As the two-year anniversary of the North Bay fires approaches, those who lost their homes are racing to meet a deadline to finish rebuilding.  In the first part of this report, we shared expert tips about hardening your home to lessen the risk of wildfire. In the second part of this report, KRCB’s Adia White covers industry specialists' advice for home insurance policyholders.  

(Image right: The shingle walled structure on the far left burned the fastest while the wood-paneled structure burned slightly. The poly fiber cement structure on the right hardly burned. Credit: Adia White)

For tips on how to protect your home from wildfire visit CAL fire's defensible space website here.

 

 

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