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"If in Doubt, Throw it Out" - What to do With Food and Medication After a Wildfire

Food Safety Wildfire Updated: December 08, 2015

Canned goods that are dented, bulging, or rusted or that have been charred or exposed to extreme heat should be discarded. Refrigerators and freezers may not...

Using Barriers to Control Erosion after a Wildfire

Wildfire Updated: December 01, 2015

Article Written by: Yvonne Barkley, University of Idaho Extension, Moscow, ID  Using barriers to control erosion after a wildfire is a common practice....

How to Determine Burn Severity After a Wildfire

Wildfire Updated: December 01, 2015

Article Written by: Yvonne Barkley, University of Idaho Extension, Moscow, ID  It is important to determine the burn severity of a wildfire as many...

Erosion Potential After A Wildfire

Wildfire Updated: November 20, 2015

 Assessing the erosion potential after a wildfire is an important step of post-fire management. Erosion is a natural process occurring on landscapes at...

Wildfire and Water Repellent Soils

Wildfire Updated: November 20, 2015

Article Written by: Yvonne Barkley, University of Idaho Extension, Moscow, ID  One common physical change to forest soils after wildfires is water...

Firescaping - Landscape Design for Wildfire Defensible/Survivable Space

Fire safety must be a major factor in landscape design when homes are built in wildfire-prone areas. Appropriate landscapes can make a significant...

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Selecting Firewise Plants

Wildfire Updated: October 17, 2013

Firewise plants have a number of characteristics in common, but also can vary considerably. Below are some important points about these plants and their...

Wildfire and Its Effects on Streams and Rivers

Wildfire Updated: July 17, 2013

Wildfire affects streams and rivers in a multitude of ways, and the health and wealth of a stream environment are reflections of the condition of the...

Safely Returning to Your Home After a Wildfire

Wildfire Updated: July 11, 2013

 Many homeowners wonder when it is safe to return to their homes after a wildfire. Once you are given the "all clear" to go home, what you should look for...

Erosion Control after a Wildfire

Wildfire Updated: July 10, 2013

Erosion is probably one of the most common concerns after a wildfire. Post-fire erosion depends on many factors, but generally erosion hazard increases as...

Fire Ratings for Construction Materials

Wildfire Updated: March 13, 2013

Article Written by: Stephen L. Quarles, Senior Scientist, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, Richburg, SC If you live in the wildland urban...

Window Failure During Wildfires

Wildfire Updated: June 27, 2012

Article Written by: Stephen L. Quarles, Senior Scientist, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, Richburg, SC During a wildfire, windows can be...

Impact of Oil-Based Penetrating Stains on the Fire Performance of Deck Boards

Wildfire Updated: May 24, 2012

Article Written by: Stephen L. Quarles, Senior Scientist, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, Richburg, SCOil-based penetrating stains are often...

Exterior Rated Fire Retardant Treated Wood

Wildfire Updated: May 24, 2012

Article Written by: Stephen L. Quarles, Senior Scientist, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, Richburg, SCUsing fire-retardant, treated solid...

Fire Ratings for Roofing Material

Wildfire Updated: March 23, 2012

Article Written by: Stephen L. Quarles, Senior Scientist,  Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, Richburg, SCFire ratings for roofs are classified...

Grass Seeding to Control Erosion after a Wildfire

Wildfire Updated: June 17, 2011

Article Written by: Yvonne Barkley, University of Idaho Extension, Moscow, IDThough not the most successful method, grass seeding is the most commonly used...

Reforesting Your Forestland after a Wildfire

Wildfire Updated: June 17, 2011

Article Written by: Yvonne Barkley, University of Idaho Extension, Moscow, ID One of the first activities most people plan after a burn is reforesting their...

Wildfire and Wildlife Habitat

Wildfire Updated: August 10, 2010

Article Written by: Yvonne Barkley, University of Idaho Extension, Moscow, ID The biggest effect wildfire has on wildlife habitat is by altering the three...

Ladder Fuels

Wildfire Updated: May 12, 2010

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