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April 7, 2021

The Impacts of Wildfires

Wildfires in California and across the United States are becoming more frequent and more severe every year. With these wildfires comes a wide range of impacts affecting communities and ecosystems around the country. While wildfires are a necessary and natural phenomenon that helps control and maintain ecosystems, they can also be very devastating as they burn hundreds of thousands of acres, destroy buildings and homes, and cause a number of injuries and fatalities. To better understand how wildfires affect the world around us, let’s take a closer look at the benefits and consequences of wildfires.
March 17, 2021

Roof Sprinkler Systems Can Protect Your Home From Wildfire Damage

Wildfires in California and across the United States cause extreme devastation to both residential and natural areas. Unfortunately, due to worsening climate conditions throughout the country, these dangerous natural disasters are becoming more frequent and more severe every year. So what can homeowners do to protect themselves, their families, and their homes from wildfire damage? Roof sprinkler systems, like the Frontline Wildfire Defense System, and other preparation tactics can significantly reduce your risk of being affected by a wildfire. Let’s take a closer look at what causes wildfires, the risks they present, and how a roof sprinkler system can protect your home from wildfire damage.
March 11, 2021

The 2020 California Lightning Complex Fires: Causes & Statistics

Several major wildfires raged in California in 2020, many of which are now amongst the largest wildfires in California history. The 2020 California lightning complex fires were particularly destructive, resulting in the loss of countless structures, several lives, and hundreds of thousands of acres of land. The CZU Lightning Complex, LNU Lightning Complex, and SCU Lightning Complex fires impacted residents across the Bay Area as the result of dry lightning and major thunderstorms. As California’s climate conditions continue to worsen, fires like these are becoming more common than ever, making it all the more important for California residents to protect themselves against these natural disasters. To learn more about how these fires began and how they impacted communities in California, here is everything you should know about the 2020 California lightning complex fires.
February 11, 2021

California Wildfire Damage: What Damage Does a Wildfire Cause?

Wildfires are devastating in many ways. From burning hundreds of thousands of acres of land and destroying countless structures to causing extreme monetary damage, California wildfires cause nearly immeasurable damage in rural and urban areas across the state. To better understand the damage caused by wildfires in California and increase awareness of the importance of wildfire prevention, it’s important to take a look at the numbers behind the worsening wildfires that the state has experienced over the past several years. Here’s a closer look at California wildfire damage over the past few decades, including acreage burned, structures destroyed, and financial losses caused by these disasters.
February 4, 2021

The Mendocino Complex Fire: Causes, History & Statistics

Featured Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/54144402@N03/42851954035/in/photostream/ California has experienced countless destructive wildfires over the past several years, but few compare to the devastation caused by the Mendocino Complex Fire—the second-largest wildfire in California history. Composed of two separate fire incidents—the Ranch Fire and the River Fire—the Mendocino Complex Fire impacted several communities throughout the Mendocino and Lake Counties, destroying hundreds of thousands of acres of land and hundreds of structures. So, what caused this disaster and how much damage did these communities actually suffer?
January 28, 2021

5 Largest Wildfires in California History Raged in 2020

California is one of the states most affected by wildfires. Every year, the state is devastated by wildfires that burn hundreds of thousands of acres of land, worsen the air quality, and destroy both commercial and residential structures. In 2020 alone, CAL FIRE estimates that over four million acres were burned, 10,488 structures were destroyed, and 33 lives were lost. Due to worsening climate conditions, California’s fire season is longer than ever, and it’s likely that the state will experience more frequent and severe wildfires in the years to come. This is supported by the fact that five of the largest wildfires in California history occurred in this past year alone.