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Ember Fire in Deerfield Resort?

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

An outdoor fire pit is shown next to a wooded deck. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Deerfield Resort.

Ember fire prevention tips for Deerfield Resort

Our family loves to sit around the outdoor fire pit in the evening. One night a gust of wind came and blew some of the embers up and onto the decking above us, and a fire broke out. It happened so quickly. Although the Deerfield Resort fire department responded quickly and extinguished the fire before it could spread to other parts of the house, there was still a lot of fire, smoke, soot, and water damage left from the firefighting efforts.

SERVPRO of Campbell, Claiborne, Scott, and Union Counties responds to fire damage emergencies 24 hours a day, and we clean and restore all kinds of property damage. Research published by the National Fire Protection Association and the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety reports that deck fires have a better chance of igniting when fuel sources are closer together.  Here are some tips for minimizing fire risk from windblown embers to decks:

  • Do not store items that can ignite underneath of a deck
  • Increase the gap between deck boards from 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch
  • Increase joist spacing from 16 inches to 24 inches
  • Apply a foil-faced self-adhering flashing tape (foil-faced bitumen tape) on the top of each joist

Call Us Today!

When your Deerfield Resort home experiences fire damage SERVPRO of Campbell, Claiborne, Scott, and Union Counties is here to serve you. Call us today at (423) 562-7378. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.” 

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