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April 27th, 2021

Facebook: 60-90% of homes lost during wildfires are ignited by burning embers. Reducing the vulnerability of your home to embers will decrease the chance of ignition, protecting your home and your neighborhood. Learn more in the Living With Fire Be Ember Aware Guide linked below.

#LivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #NWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety
https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/pms/pubs/1510_2005_89.pdf

Twitter: 60-90% of home loss during a wildfire is due to the spread of embers. Reducing the vulnerability of your home to embers will decrease the chance of ignition. Learn more below.

#LivingWithFire #HomeHardening #NWAC #Wildfire
https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/pms/pubs/1510_2005_89.pdf


Illustration of an attic vent with text that says. "Harden your home to withstand wildfire. Screen vents with at least 1/8-inch wire mesh."

Alt-text: Illustration of an attic vent with text that says. "Harden your home to withstand wildfire. Screen vents with at least 1/8-inch wire mesh."

Facebook: Screens over vents can reduce the size and number of embers that pass through, reducing the risk of your house catching fire. Vents should be covered by, at a minimum, ⅛-inch noncombustible, corrosion-resistant metal mesh screening. Learn more about preparing your home for wildfire in the Living With Fire Wildfire Home Retrofit Guide linked below.

#LivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #NWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety
https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/pms/pubs/2020-3810.pdf

Twitter: Screening vents with at least a ⅛-inch noncombustible screen can reduce the flow of embers into your house, reducing the risk of it catching on fire during a wildfire.

#LivingWithFire #HomeHardening #NWAC #Wildfire
https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/pms/pubs/2020-3810.pdf


Photo of a roofing professional on a roof with text that says, "Harden your home to withstand wildfire. Replace wood shake shingles with Class A roof."

Alt-text: Photo of a roofing professional on a roof with text that says, "Harden your home to withstand wildfire. Replace wood shake shingles with Class A roof."

Facebook: A wood-shake roof is similar to having hundreds of pounds of dried kindling on your home. Replace wood shake and shingle roofs with a Class A roof made of materials including asphalt fiberglass composition materials, clay and cement tiles, and some metals. Learn more in the Wildfire Home Retrofit Guide linked below.

#LivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #NWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafe
https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/pms/pubs/2020-3810.pdf

Twitter: Make your roof fire-safe to reduce its vulnerability during a wildfire. Learn more in the Wildfire Home Retrofit Guide linked below.

#LivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #NWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafe
https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/pms/pubs/2020-3810.pdf

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