Fire Safety and Prevention Tips

According to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), (PDF file) (1mb) approximately 59,000 wildfires occurred across the United States in 2021, decimating over 7 million acres of land and causing billions of dollars in damage. The worst part is that these blazing infernos are preventable. While wildfires can occur naturally via lightning strikes, the Congressional Research Service (PDF file) (.6mb) reports that humans cause 89% of wildfires. Some examples of this activity include leaving campfires unattended, burning debris, negligently discarding cigarettes, and committing arson.

As these disasters happen yearly, more and more people experience financial, physical, and emotional devastation. That’s why staying up-to-date with fire safety information is important, especially if you live in an area prone to wildfires like California. Mercury Insurance offers a wide variety of informative articles and resources, ranging from home fire safety tips to fire prevention facts. Explore all our fire-related content to help you better prepare yourself for when disaster may strike.

Homeowners insurance is another important way to help protect your home and assets from wildfires. With a homeowners insurance policy, you can get peace of mind knowing that your family and property are safe and secure from wildfires. Mercury provides high-quality coverage at an affordable price, so contact us today for a fast, free quote.