Start Fuel Modification in Spring to Protect Structures from Fire

Start Early

As vegetation starts to dry out after heavy winter rains, spring is a critical time to perform fuel modification for fire protection planning ahead of the hot and dry summer. “Focus on reducing the amount of fuel available to a wildfire by removing dead and dying plants, highly flammable species, dense vegetation, and “ladder” fuels that reach tree canopies,” said Michael Huff, Dudek’s principal fire protection planner.

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