Proper landscaping can help save your home!
(note fire is still burning in the timber, upper right)
Aspen and green grass contains water which makes fuels difficult to burn. This wildfire was stopped by green grass and aspen. Conifers contain flammable chemicals in their needles which burn very hot. The home behind the aspen was saved because of the aspen and green grass. Landowners should consider using aspen and irrigated grass for landscaping whenever possible.