There are quite a few helpful tips for homeowners on how to harden your home, including suggestions on: roof tops, windows, vegetation, gutters, decks, chimneys, fencing, etc. Brush clearance helps, but hardening your home provides fewer places for embers to intrude and catch your home on fire.
“The state is trying to pull away from the term ‘brush clearance’ and change the mind-set,” says Assistant Chief J. Lopez. “Clearing brush is going to help, but that puts the blame on brush only.”
Check out the Los Angeles Times article.