What exactly is fire mitigation?


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Fire mitigation helps to defend a home or property from wildfires by removing possible fuel sources. It benefits the home and firefighters by creating a safe zone in which the firefighters can battle the fire while also easing fire intensity and destructiveness.

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Fire mitigation can help save homeowners a great deal of money in the event of a fire. Many tasks can be performed to help protect the home from wildfires: keeping grass and weeds cut short, pruning tree branches and removing dead limbs, storing firewood a safe distance away, thinning the shrubbery surrounding the home, maintaining a clean roof and gutters, and keeping the yard free of debris.

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