If you live in an area that could be affected by forest fires, there are a few ways that you can protect your home. First, you'll want to be prepared in case you need to evacuate – so have important items like documents and medicine packed, and an emergency contact list ready to go in case you have to leave your home quickly. Next, look around your property and clear away any potentially flammable vegetation and debris. Regularly trim trees and shrubs on your property and if possible, don't store propane tanks close to your home. Finally, have an emergency plan and review it with your family to make sure that everyone knows what to do in case of a fire.
The days following a fire are incredibly stressful, however, you can rest-assured that your home insurance will cover damages to your home and belongings, as outlined in your policy. If you'd like to insure your vehicle against forest fires too, consider adding Comprehensive, All Perils or Specified Perils coverage to your car insurance policy.
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