How can I avoid forest fires ?
Every year there are 4,000 forest fires in France, meaning more than 24,000 hectares of forests go up in flames. 😭
So what’s the best advice to avoid a fire outbreak? ?
What to do :
- Keep your yard clear
- Be informed of municipal fire safety ordinances as well as the associated risks
- Ensure all doors and windows close properly and keep the roof clear of potential fire hazards
- Keep a fire safe zone around your home: distance sheds and firewood storage
- Place gas canisters in a protected area
- Above all… prepare firefighting capabilities (nearby water source, garden hose, etc.) and evacuation routes ahead of time
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