THE POSSIBILITY OF MORE LIGHTNING CAUSED FIRES SHOULD
HAVE PEOPLE LIVING IN RURAL AREAS THINKING ABOUT DEFENSIBLE
KXLY4'S JEFF HUMPHREY JOINS US LIVE TONIGHT.
40;42 HERE IN KEVIN DIXON'S BACKYARD THIS SPRINKLER
STANDS READY TO WET DOWN THIS 30 FOOT BARRIER.
ALL SUMMER LONG HE'S KEPT THE NATURAL VEGETATION GREEN
SO I CAN SNUFF OUT AN ADVANCING WILDFIRE LIKE A COLD
IT'S CALLED A GREEN SPACE.
A BROAD BORDER OF GRASS, FLOWERS AND EVEN LEAFY VEGETABLES
DESIGNED TO KEEP A WILDFIRE FROM REACHING KEVIN DIXON'S
KEVIN DIXON/HOMEOWNER 36;31 i have also installed
additional watering over the side here so that i have
a hundred foot buffer zone for protected space and
many of the neighbors have also done the same thing
AND AFTER LOOKING AT THE DAMAGE DONE TO HOME AFTER
HOME IN PLACES LIKE PATEROS, POOLING YOUR BRUSH CLEARING
RESOURCES WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS MAY BE THE WAY TO GO.
THINK BLOCK WATCH FOR FIRES.
JIM ARMSTRONG/SPOKANE CONSERVATION DISTRICT 26;26
he's not just an island of green here.
the community as a whole has joined with him and together
they have made this a firewise community it's defensible
space around every home 26;38
THAT INCLUDES LIMBING UP THE LADDER FUELS THAT CAN
CARRY FIRE INTO THE TREE TOPS AND THINNING OUT OVERGROWN
FLAMES NEED FUEL TO MOVE AROUND AND NOW'S THE TIME
CUT DOWN THE BRUSH THAT GIVE FIRES THEIR MOBILITY.
JIM ARMSTRONG/SPOKANE CONSERVATION DISTRICT 24;29
it really is important for people to understand, they're
going to be on their own for the most part and their
first line of defense it the defensible space around
37;57 it looks like if no one came to help you you're
in a position to help yourself, that's correct 38;01