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Every year, wildfires burn across the U.S., and more and more people are living where wildfires are a real risk. Nearly 45 million homes abut or intermingle with wildlands and more than 72,000 U.S. communities are now at risk. But by working together residents can make their own property - and their neighborhood - much safer from wildfire.

Research tells us that the majority of homes ignite during a wildfire as a result of embers or small flames. There are steps that homeowners can take to reduce the risk, with the most important efforts occurring on and immediately around the home. Learn what actions you can take to reduce your risk of loss.

Learn more about preparing for wildfires and becoming fire adapted:

Smokey Bear

​Humans cause nearly nine out of ten wildfires. Learn more about wildfire prevention from Smokey Bear.

Georgia Forestry Commission


Georgia Forestry Commission:



Wildfire Evacuation Plans:
Ready, Set, Go!



Community Preparedness: Fire Adapted Communities 


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