Preventing Campfire Accidents
Have you purchased a sufficient homeowners’ policy from a California insurance agent? What are you waiting for? A wildfire could start in the area and destroy your home without warning. In just the first week of July in 2012, there were five wildfires in the Golden State. Do you want to be left footing the repair bill for your fire-damaged home alone?
A common cause of wildfire is campers. Will your summer vacation include a few nights in the wilderness? Keep in mind these tips to ensure your campfire does not lead to tragedy.
· When staying in a campsite without a premade fire pit, take the time to dig one. It should be situated away from low-handing branches and encircled by rocks.
· No combustible items should be placed within five feet of the pit, including firewood.
· You should keep a shovel and a bucket filled with water handy for quick extinguishing.
· A fire should never burn without a watchful eye on it – flames could get out of hand in an instant.
· Don’t light fires in areas or at times when it is not permitted to do so.
Remembering these points could mean the difference between an uneventful camping trip, and one marred by disaster. Of course, a wildfire could also occur because of severe weather or arson, so it is best to prepare for the worst. A comprehensive homeowners’ policy obtained through your experienced California insurance agent could be invaluable should your home be damaged or destroyed in a blaze.*