What Can Homeowners Do?

The potential for loss of life and property due to wildfire in the Lake Tahoe Basin is growing. Residents living in Lake Tahoe’s fire prone areas should learn how to live more safely with the threat of wildfire. There are proven steps that residents and communities can take to improve to odds of wildfire survival. The information presented here is organized in terms of what to do before the fire starts, during the fire, and after the fire.

Before the Fire addresses vegetation management, home construction and preparation for evacuation. A good place to start is to request a defensible space inspection!  Click here to find your fire district’s contact information.

During the Fire describes how to effectively and safely evacuate when wildfire is threatening, including what you should wear, what you should take, and how to leave your home.

After the Fire provides recommendations on how to safely enter your property after the fire threat has passed, what to check for, landscape care, and dealing with insurance claims.

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