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As fire activity in the area is increasing, local fire authorities are urging the public to take measures to make their homes more defensible.  Fires at the Rim and near the South Entrance have begun to threaten structures which firefighters are preparing to protect.  Jackson Hole Fire Marshal Kathy Clay says clearing combustibles away from a home’s perimeter is the first step to take. She says some of the things you might not burn will, like patio furniture, wood piles on a deck, grass under the deck or other combustible items under the deck, or landscaping around the house that needs trimming. Clay also urges people to make sure the house number is easily read so that responding firefighters can locate their homes.  She suggests those numbers be made of reflective materials so the can be seen on dark nights – especially if there is no power for illumination.  Finally, she again reminds people to gather valuables, medications and important papers into a central location so they can be quickly accessed if an evacuation is called for.

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