Prepare for Wildfire
We are facing one of the driest and most active wildfire seasons on record. Taking action to FireSmart your property will dramatically decrease the risk of wildfire damaging your home. Nanaimo is currently in an extreme risk area. Here are some tips, in no particular order:
🏠 Clean under your deck to remove any combustible material. Establish a 1.5 meter non-combustible zone around the perimeter of your house/deck.
🏠 Clean and maintain gutters and roofs. Keep decks and balconies clear of leaves and debris.
🏠 Keep grass and weeds cut below 10 centimeters.
🏠 Have a wildfire evacuation plan.
🏠 Hold sheds and other structures to the same standards of your home.
🏠 Relocate propane tanks 10-30 meters from your home.
🏠 Prune trees to create a two-meter clearance from the ground to the lowest branches.
🏠 Add non-combustible 3 millimeter screens to external vents (except dryer vents).
🏠 Reduce the flammability of your landscaping and plant wildfire resistant vegetation.
🏠 Download the FireSmart home assessment and self-assess your home and property.