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3/24/2013 6:00:00 AM
Experts offer fire season advice
Doug McMurdo
Miner Staff Reporter

KINGMAN - Drought conditions are expected to persist this summer, leading experts to believe the risk of wildfires will be significant as temperatures warm and fuels dry.

The Institute for Business and Home Safety, an insurance organization that focuses on disaster safety, offered the following advice to protect property during the upcoming fire season:

• Clean your roof. Embers can travel more than a mile from an actual fire and start another. A roof with easily combustible debris can be an ignition source. The IBHS recommends paying special attention to areas where the roof meets a vertical line, such as a dormer.

• Clean your gutters. Fires start and spread easily in gutters full of dried leaves and other debris.

• Clean your deck: Some patio furniture and lawn ornaments can easily catch fire. Store them inside when not in use. Do not store combustible material under the deck.

• Carefully position yard structures: Don't place items that can easily catch fire near the home, under trees or in other areas that make it easier for fire to spread.

• Create a 10-foot fire-free zone around propane tanks.

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