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Choosing Your Shelter

The most important thing is to choose the place best able to withstand the flaming front of the fire. This may not be your home, but an outbuilding, shop, or even your car. The structure should have:

  • A “Class-A” noncombustible roof
  • Noncombustible siding or at least 30-feet between the siding and vegetation
  • Eave areas and areas under decks boxed in, totally enclosed, and cleaned of flammable debris
  • 1/8-inch screens on attic, foundation, and eave vents
  • Dual-pane or tempered glass windows