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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Wildfire Preparedness for Carlton?

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

A large pile of brush is on fire. We mitigate fire damage 24-hours a day in Carlton County.

Defensible Space for Carlton

Wildfires are common in northern Minnesota, and SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties know how devastating fire damage can be. Here are some tips for creating defensible space around your home from the National Fire Protection Association:


To increase your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire, choose fire-resistant building materials and limit the amount of flammable vegetation in the three home ignition zones. The zones include the Immediate Zone: (zero to five feet around the house), the Intermediate Zone (five to thirty feet), and the Extended Zone (thirty to one hundred feet).


To reduce ember ignitions and fire spread, trim branches that overhang the home, porch, and deck and prune branches of large trees up to six to ten feet (depending on their height) from the ground. Remove plants containing resins, oils, and waxes. Use crushed stone or gravel instead of flammable mulches in the Immediate Zone (zero to five feet around the house). Keep your landscape in good condition.

It is also a good idea to ensure your home and neighborhood have legible and clearly marked street names and numbers. Driveways should be at least twelve feet wide with a vertical clearance of fifteen feet for emergency vehicle access.

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When you have a fire damage emergency in Carlton, SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 218-879-6141.

SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties is Independently Owned and Operated.

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