Home hardening can help property owners avert fire disaster


Together they meticulously examine dormers, eaves, attic vents, siding, the roof, connections between fences and gutters and the house. They review the landscaping, the types, height, and proximity of vegetation. Decks and patios get the once-over as well. Kim Brown, Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) Assistant Fire Marshal, scans everything with a practiced eye as she walks around the Rancho Santa Margarita home of Rich Keenan as part of a free Home Assessment consultation. OCFA offers in-person as well as online assessments. Tours last about 45 minutes and homeowners receive a detailed report showing how their homes and lots rate…

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