Do You Know What to Do When Wildfire Threatens Your Property in Franklin?
Wildfires occur during the hot and dry summer months in Franklin. Our local North Eugene and Northwest Lane County teams offer these tips from the for last-minute things you can do to reduce wildfire damage to your home:
STAY SAFE, MONITOR CONDITIONS AND GET ALERTS FOR YOUR AREA
Always evacuate if you feel it is unsafe to stay. DO NOT wait to receive an emergency notification if you feel threatened by a fire.
KNOW YOUR EVACUATION ZONE
Know your community’s emergency response plan and have a plan for where to go. Follow instructions from local authorities.
SHUT OFF GAS SUPPLY TO YOUR HOME
Shut off the gas at the meter. Turn the handwheel clockwise to close any valves. Turn off the pilot lights. Close all appliance valves and gas valves inside the house or structure. Do not move propane cylinders anywhere near a house or structure. If you have a large propane tank, close the supply valve on the tank.
CLOSE ALL DOORS AND WINDOWS Closing doors and windows can prevent embers from entering the house or structure and igniting combustible materials, burning it down from the inside out
REMOVE FLAMMABLE CURTAINS AND WINDOW COVERINGS Close metal shutters if you have them.
TURN OFF THE AIR CONDITIONING
LEAVE YOUR PROPERTY EASILY SEEN AND ACCESSIBLE FOR FIREFIGHTERS Leave your exterior lights on so firefighters can see your home under smoky conditions.
Call Us Today!
When your home or commercial business in Franklin has a fire damage emergency, our North Eugene and Northwest Lane County teams are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 541-799-0090.
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