The more actions a community takes the more fire adapted it becomes. To reduce ember ignitions and fire spread, trim branches that overhang the home, porch and deck and prune branches of large tress up to 6 to 10 feet from the ground. Remove plants containing resins, oils and waxes and replace mulch in the Immediate Zone of 0 to 5 feet with non-combustible mulch products like crushed stone and gravel. Property owners should maintain the home ignition zones annually.
Contact Bill Wentworth at email@example.com with questions on individual property fire mitigation or Jeff Zechman, wildland mitigation specialist, with Eagle River Fire Protection District at firstname.lastname@example.org.