Prepare for wildfire season – Week 3

Wildfire Home Project of the Week-Home Hardening! Hardening your home helps defend your property against dangerous embers spread by wildfire. Taking the necessary measures to harden and prepare your home now can help increase its likelihood of survival if wildfire strikes and limit the additional threats to your community. Here are some tips:

-Create a barrier to keep the fire from spreading to your home

-In the immediate zone, 0-5 feet from your home, create a buffer by replacing mulch and flammable ground cover with rock or other flame-resistant material.

-Be sure you have the right tools. Check out the South King Tool Library located here in Auburn! The SKTL lends out tools for everyone to use to maintain their homes and spaces at no cost! For more information about the South King Tool Library, please visit: