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In Northern Nevada, wildfires are becoming more and more common. Research around home destruction versus home survival in wildfires point to embers and small flames as the main way that most homes ignite in wildfires.
There are methods for homeowners to prepare their homes to withstand ember attacks and minimize the likelihood of flames or surface fire touching the home or any attachments. This is known as creating defensible space.
The area immediately adjacent to a house is of critical importance to house survival during a wildfire.
From 0 to 5 feet from your house, create a non-combustible area: