Category: Wildfires

VIDEO: Paradise Lost, Paradise Found: Fire Victims Rebuild with Help from Architects and Contractors

After a devastating fire turned their community into a ghost town, residents of Paradise in Northern California are ready to start over. California architects and contractors are stepping up to help rebuild their town, making way for a new Paradise. One property owner isn’t taking any chances and will use a fireproof material to reconstruct…

California: Be Wildfire Aware Today!

Governor Gavin Newsom Declares May 5-11 ‘Wildfire Preparedness Week’ Thousands of wildfires strike California every year, many outside of what was traditionally considered “fire season.” Years of drought have resulted in tinder-dry landscapes and 18 million dead trees across the state, which prompted California Governor Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency in March…

Defensible Space Protects Homes from Wildfires

Another destructive wildfire season is underway in California, and residents who want to minimize the risk of losing their home to a wildfire should start with ensuring their property has defensible space. Defensible space around a home is such a critical element to protecting properties—and any firefighters trying to save homes during a wildfire—that 100…

Fire Victims: Don’t Get Burned Twice By Rushing to Rebuild

With the recent spate of wildfires in Northern and Southern California and other catastrophes throughout the country, many people need to repair or rebuild their homes and properties. However, now more than ever, the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) urges consumers to be extremely cautious and do your homework before hiring any contractor. “While fire…

CAL FIRE Wildfire Warnings, a New App, and a Chance to Win $10,000

May 7–13 is Wildfire Awareness Week, and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is urging homeowners to prepare now for the dry, flammable season ahead. California’s wet winter has brought an abundance of spring grass and brush, which, after it dries, will pose great fire danger. Removing excess vegetation around homes and maintaining 100…