- Flammable debris or liquids – This would include paper, wood, trash, propane, or other fuel tanks.
- Landscaping – Make sure your landscaping is well-maintained. Weeds grow and burn quickly, while mature shrubbery is pretty much fire-resistant.
Second step: check the inside of the building for:
- Flammable debris or liquids – It’s important to store combustibles like paper, cloth, rubber, and building materials in appropriate containers so they don’t fuel the fire. Flammable liquids should also be stored in sealed containers.
- Electrical equipment – Have qualified contractors install or repair wiring in your building. Extension cords and motorized equipment should also be well-maintained and used properly.
- Class “A” – Ordinary combustibles (wood, paper, cloth, rubber, etc.)
- Class “B” – Flammable liquids (fuel oil, gasoline, cooking grease, solvents, etc.)
- Class “C” – Energized electrical equipment (wiring, fuse box, electrical motors, etc.)
- Class “D” – Combustible metals (magnesium, sodium, zirconium, etc.)