Fire officials: Defensible space in the event of a fire may save your home

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LEHI, Utah (ABC4 News) – The Traverse Mountain Fire burned about 500 acres, coming close to several homes in Lehi. It’s now out, and fire officials say it’s important to have defensible space on and around your property, no matter where a person lives in Utah.

“We’re getting fires burning right up into people’s yards, and that’s concerning,” said Matthew McFarland, a spokesperson with Unified Fire Authority.

“As a homeowner, or just someone who lives here in Utah, it’s really crucial that you’re doing your part, and you’re prepping your property,” said Kait Webb, a prevention and fire communications coordinator with the Department of Natural Resources.

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