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Every year, wildfires burn across the U.S., and more and more people are living where wildfires are a real risk. Nearly 45 million homes abut or intermingle with wildlands and more than 72,000 U.S. communities are now at risk. But by working together residents can make their own property - and their neighborhood - much safer from wildfire.
Before a wildfire threatens you
In an around your house
Learn more about how to protect your home and property at www.firewise.org.
Creating an emergency plan
Most of these fires occur outside, but most of the associated deaths, injuries, and losses occur in structures, particularly in homes.
The top three days for home candle fires are New Year's Day, Christmas, and New Year's Eve.
In your community
During the time a wildfire is in your area
After a wildfire has been contained
Includes general cooking safety info, as well as tips for microwaves, cooking oil and turkey fryers.
Safety in the home with circuit interrupters
The peak months for home heating fires are December, January and February.
Smoking materials (i.e., cigarettes, cigars, pipes, etc.) are the leading cause of fire deaths in the United States.
Children playing with fire cause hundreds of deaths and injuries each year.