What Is Fire Mitigation?
Wildfire mitigation is the ground treatment of forest properties to reduce fire fuels. Mitigation reduces fire fuels on the ground that can increase heat and threaten your home during a fire. Fire mitigation steps are steps you can take to reduce the risk of wildfire damage to your property.
Steps For Homeowners
- Remove dead and diseased trees
- Prune tree branches to no more than 1/3 of the tree height or ten feet above the ground
- Remove pine needles, leaves, and other ground fuels with The Mitagator Fire Mitigation Tool
- Dispose of all thinned slash and debris
- Keep grass/weeds mowed to 4″ maximum
- Store firewood away from the home
- Clean roof and gutters of leaves and other debris
Fire mitigation examples, information and resources, with links to more information on fire mitigation and property protection during wildfire season.