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Tips To Keep Your Home Firewise

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- With wildfire season in full swing, the state Fire Marshall has some tips to help keep your home safe from fires.

Embers from wildfires can float over a mile away from wildfires and can easily start fires on roof tops and siding that isn't fire resistant.            

If you are planning to install new roofing or siding, officials recommend using fire resistant materials like asphalt shingles or brick and metal siding.  

Those living in rural areas need to make sure they take extra precautions, as it may help save your house.

Firefighters also say to wet grass before mowing, as dry grass can easily catch fire from sparks created by lawnmowers.