How to protect homes from wildfire is the subject of professor’s new book

Douglas Kent, a professor at the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies, recently written book titled “Firescaping,” outlines strategies for creating fire-resistant landscape and structures. “Most of California is fire country, and the Santa Ana winds can push a burning ember a mile to a mile-and-a-half in front of the fire,” said Kent. This means anyone within two miles of a high-risk area is in peril of losing their home. They need to make sure that their roof is clean; their yard is free of dead, dying or diseased vegetation; and that they are not storing an excess of fuels.”

This article was originally on PHYS Org on October 10, 2019.