Brush Fire Season
Southern California Living
Living in Southern California, residents are very aware of the impact the Santa Ana
winds can have during brush fire season. Increased wind speeds can dramatically
change the outcome of a fire.
SERVPRO of South Pasadena and San Marino would like to remind residents of the San Gabriel
Valley and surrounding areas tips to keep your home safe during fire season.
- Keep trees pruned. Wildfire can spread to treetops. Check with your local
fire department to determine the appropriate amount trees should be
- Always clear debris from around your home. Leaves and dead foliage should
always be removed from gutters, porches, decks, and other outside areas.
This also applies to dry, overgrown grass. These items make perfect fuel for
a traveling fire.
- Keep front, back, and side yard lawns properly hydrated.
- Have an emergency plan set in place for your home. Important documents should be
readily available in case of evacuation.
- If you are a pet owner, have emergency
supplies set and ready to go.
- Any outdoor furniture or wooden gardening boxes
should be moved away from your home, as far as possible.
- Close all doors and
windows to prevent embers from entering your home. Make sure garden hoses are all
connected to a water source – they can be useful to firefighters.
- Fix or replace broken roof tiles and cover exterior attic vents. This helps
- Prevent ember penetration.
Call Joe McCann
In the event that a wildfire does damage your home, please call SERVPRO South Pasadena and San Marino. Joe McCann and his team are able to handle any sized fire restoration
job. Joe has a plethora of Fire Restoration knowledge! Stay updated on all Santa Ana wind and fire alerts in your area.