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11 Steps to Take when Fire and Smoke Damage your Property

The most common causes of fires are cooking accidents, smoking (a leading cause of both home and wild fires), heating equipment, electrical appliances, candles, children playing with fire, faulty wiring and flammable liquids. Commercial and residential property is also at risk when a nearby building catches fire and during wildfire season.

When a fire occurs, it can result in both primary and secondary damage to property.

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10 Ways to Protect Your Property against Wildfires

Wildfire Damage Protection

Summer brings wildfire season to many parts of Canada. The season generally runs from April to October, with peak activity between mid-May and August. Wildfires are a normal part of the forest ecosystem in some regions. Fire clears the forest floor of debris and opens it up to sunlight, allowing existing trees to grow stronger and healthier. Unfortunately, wildfires pose tremendous risk to communities located close to forests.

Here are 10 ways you can protect your property from a wildfire, whether you’re a commercial property owner, property manager or homeowner.

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Top 10 Smoke Cleaning Tips

With more than 100 wildfires still burning across B.C., and wind direction changing constantly, deciding when to engage in thorough smoke clean-up is challenging. While final clean-up can begin once the fires are out, home and business owners may be able to take steps in the meantime to limit damage to their property.

We have put together a list of 10 tips to help with smoke cleaning.

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Update on B.C. Fire Response: a Q&A with FirstOnSite

Since April 1, British Columbia has been in the grips of one of its worst wildfire seasons in over 60 years. Over 900 fires have displaced over 19,000 residents, destroyed countless hectares of land, and caused untold millions of dollars in damages.

Restoring B.C.’s affected communities is a task that’s fallen to many agencies, first responders, and firms.

REMI (Real Estate Management Industry News) spoke with one of our senior project managers – Jim Mandeville – for an update on recovery efforts.

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A Look Back at Fort McMurray and the Technological Advancements that Improved Disaster Recovery Efforts

November marks the six-month anniversary of the Fort McMurray wildfires, a catastrophe which mobilized a nation, and became the costliest natural disaster in Canada’s history.

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