May 22, 2017
Homeowners in fire-susceptible areas need to take a variety of precautions before the summer wildfire season.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (May 22, 2017) – California had one of the wettest winters on record and the above-average rainfall has given life to lush vegetation, perfect fuel for wildfires when the scorching heat of summer arrives.
Mercury Insurance urges Californians not to let their guard down because of the recent rain, but to educate themselves about fire preparedness – it takes only a spark to ignite a wildfire.
“If this summer turns out to be anything like 1984, 1999 or 2011, years of heavy rainfall, Californians need to be prepared for an increase in the number of fires,” says Randy Petro, Mercury Insurance chief claims officer. “Homeowners in fire-susceptible areas need to take a variety of precautions before the summer wildfire season.”
Mercury Insurance has compiled some important wildfire tips to help prepare for the upcoming months:
These and other helpful tips for what to do during a wildfire are available on the Mercury Insurance blog. Additional details can be found at www.fire.ca.gov and www.firewise.org. Check your local ordinances for fire preparation guidelines.
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