Prepare for wildfire season – week 4

Prepare for wildfire season by making your home less vulnerable to flying embers. Flying embers can penetrate your home through vent openings, where they can smolder and catch fire. Installing fine metal mesh 1/8 of an inch, or 3 mm, will help keep embers out.

Measure the vent area. Use tin snips to cut the metal mesh to the correct size.

Securely install the mesh. If you don’t have the right tools, you can borrow them from your local tool library. Learn more at For more prevention tips, go to