Wildfires destroy thousands of acres of land and hundreds of buildings annually.
When a wildfire event occurs, there may not be a lot of time to react. Although environmental factors such as high temperatures, low humidity, and high winds increase the risk of wildfires, did you know:
• Wildfires can propagate quickly through fuel-rich environments.
• They can move as fast as 11km/hour in forested areas and 22km/hour in grasslands.
• A 10% slope can double rate of propagation.
As a property owner, you can take steps to help mitigate damage to your property this wildfire season. Our company partner Northbridge Insurance has a great resource to help develop your own wildfire protection plan.
This guide outlines common property fire hazards, building design considerations, as well as best practices before, during, and after a wildfire event.
To learn more about how you can manage your property risk, contact your Gillons broker.