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To: B4Ranch
We, too, reside in a fire area. Our best protection is probably: (1) having gotten rid of 55 big trees (mostly pine with several eucalyptus) on our back slope, plus (2) getting rid of the heavy shake roof in favor of tile. The house is predominantly stucco and stone although there are some exposed wood overhangs. That's about it.

In the past, there were some close calls, usually involving the Santa Ana winds.

11 posted on 07/08/2007 12:25:21 PM PDT by Czar ( StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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To: Czar

Is there anything flammable under the exposed wood overhangs? If not, then you are probably safe.


18 posted on 07/08/2007 2:04:14 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Check out this website for the National Veterans Coalition http://www.nvets.org/)
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