Heaven forbid wildfire should come to your neighborhood, but if it did, do you know if you’re covered?

Wildfires can easily and quickly destroy homes.  Photo DNR
Wildfires can easily and quickly destroy homes.
Photo DNR

Think ahead about your homeowners insurance before wildfire hits your area.

More and more people are making their homes in woodland settings – in or near forests, rural areas, or remote mountain sites. Every year during a major wildfire, some homes survive – while many other do not. Those that survive almost always do so because their owners were prepared for wildfire.

The Washington State Insurance Commissioner makes five important points on preparing for wildfire before it occurs.

And remember to see what tips Firewise.org offers for defending your home from wildfire.

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