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After Fire Safety Tips

Olive trees are part and parcel of our landscape in Portugal especially in the Algarve and Alentejo regions. As such we are of the opinion that this short guide may be of assistance to these facing this type of situation after a fire.

If you live in a bush fire-affected area your drinking water tank could have become contaminated from debris, ash, dead animals or aerial fire retardants.

Only return home when its safe for you to do so. When you do, even if there is no sign of risks, there may still be hazards on your property. Please ensure you wear a P2 face mask, which can filter out very fine particles from the air.

Fire damage in orchards can affect trees in various ways: leaves are scorched and die, but limbs survive; trees are burnt and die; trees are affected by radiant heat, killing the cambium layer in the trunk and limbs; trunks are ring barked by the vegetation that burned around the base of the tree.

If your home or buildings have been damaged in the fire, you need to conduct an assessment to identify the hazards that you need to be aware of. You need to do this so that you can take the proper action to protect yourself, your family, pets and your live stock.

Fire suppressant retardants and gels are typically dropped from aircraft during fire-fighting operations to help slow the spread of a fire in many countries across the world.

Many dwellings have solar panels currently in their homes, caravans and off-grid wooden structures. In this article we endeavour to answer a few questions on how to deal with solar panels after a fire.Are fire damaged solar panels dangerous to my health?

This information aims to assist property owners with post-impact advice related to Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders that have been damaged or potentially damaged by fire.

CCA-treated timber is commonly used in private and public areas for wooden houses, sheds, pergolas, decking, claddings, posts, gates, fencing and for landscaping purposes. Its use is in fact multipurpose.