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Attachments include any structure connected to your home, such as decks, porches, fences or sheds. These attachments can act as fuses or fuel bridges, particularly if constructed from flammable materials. Remember, if an attachment to a home is not fire-resistant, then the home as a whole is not firewise

All-Wood Fence

If you wish to attach an all-wood fence to your home, use masonry or metal as a protective barrier between the fence and the house. 

Building a Trellis

Use non-flammable metal when constructing a trellis and cover with high moisture, fire-resistant vegetation. 

Clear Combustible Materials

Prevent combustible materials and debris from accumulating beneath a patio deck or elevated porches; screen underneath or box in areas below the deck or porch with wire mesh no larger than 1/8 of an inch.