How we can be fire-safe — Come to the Mount Pinos Fire Safe Council’s Meet and Greet Sunday, Feb. 23, 2-4 p.m. to get help to protect your home

  • [photo by Institute for Business and Home Safety]

    [photo by Institute for Business and Home Safety]

Mountain residents can take steps right now to improve the odds that their home will survive a wildfire in this area. Come to the Mountain Strong! Meet and Greet hosted by the new Fire Safe Council at the Chuchupate USFS Ranger Station Sunday, 2-4 p.m. for help, guidance and to brainstorm strategies with your community.

By Bryant Baker, Conservation Director for Los Padres ForestWatch

Strategic techniques for “fire-hardening” homes can begin with simple, low-cost strategies to improve your home’s defenses.

Against Embers

Scientists with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) discovered that most homes don’t ignite from an approaching wall of flames, but from…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

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Experimental testing of fire-safe materials by blasting a fully-constructed home with embers within a large laboratory.

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This is part of the February 21, 2020 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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