Fire Damage in Redding, California
Fire goes by many names – structure fires, grass fires, forest fires, wildland fires.
SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties knows well the economic and personal impact these fires unleash upon lives and property in the Shasta County region. Homes in North Redding, Shasta Lake City, Shingletown, Bella Vista, Palo Cedro, the secluded mountain properties around Weaverville and the grassy brush around Red Bluff are all beautiful places to live. However, these pristine environments providing quality of life to business and homeowners face great risk during the hot and dry summer in the Shasta Basin. Fire is a sudden and uncontrollable force of nature.
Residents who live within our high-risk fire zone include children, the elderly, and disabled. Disaster preparedness and fire safety education are essential. SERVPRO is a trusted Redding restoration provider and offers a free Emergency Ready Plan on-site evaluation of your home or business.
Redding is Northern California’s gateway to many beautiful Shasta-Cascade tourist and vacation locations. Beginning in late Spring and throughout the Summer an increase of seasonal tourists, absentee home owners, vacation time-share properties, summer lake cabin residents, hunters, and back country campers enjoy the region. Part of SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties’ responsibility is to reach out to rental management companies, property managers, real estate agents and insurance producers to inform them of the local fire danger and build rapport to perform an emergency preparedness home assessment on their property.
Wildfire safety tips include:
- building relationships with local fire first responders before a fire starts;
- a realistic understanding of local emergency responders in the first 24 hours of a fire;
- taking action to protect your Home Ignition Zone and Defensible Space;
- create and maintain a fuel-free area;
- clearing vegetation along fences and near combustible structures;
- proper landscaping and plant selection;
- moving sheds, fuel tanks and wood piles away from the side of a home or business;
- pruning dead branches and dry brush growth;
- clearing unseen vegetation from wood patio decks;
- understanding high-wind ember danger;
- paying attention to radio, phone, tv and internet fire alerts;
- Perhaps the most important - having a personal and family preparedness plan – this also includes preparing for your family pet.