Outdoor Furniture & Accessories

Outdoor furniture, accessories, and decorations are at risk of ignition if they are made from combustible materials.  Wood or plastic patio furniture, natural fiber doormats, shades, screens, umbrellas, and curtains can all ignite from embers or flame exposure during a wildfire, and evidence exists that many otherwise ignition resistant homes have burned because of the homeowner's choice of accessories.  When these items are placed near a structure, or on a deck, porch, or patio, there is a risk that they will act as "kindling" and ignite your home during a wildfire!

Choose outdoor accessories made from non-combustible or ignition-resistant material.  A heavy rubber doormat (or decorative metal grate) is a better choice than natural fiber mats.  Cast aluminum furniture is better than wicker or hardwood.  

Door Mats

jute fiber door mat  jute doormat burned during 2018 Woolsey fire photo by Ray Moritz

Outdoor Furniture

ember burned chair

Outdoor Screens and Curtains

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