Homeowner in southern California recognized for making his home as fire-resistant as possible

  • Source: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles
  • Published: 01/24/2023 12:00 AM

While there's no such thing as a fire-proof home, one home located in Chino Hills might be as close to one as you can possibly get. Over the past year and a half, homeowner O.P. Almaraz made many alterations to his home on Rock Ridge Way. Consequently, it's the first home to get the Wildfire Prepared Home Plus designation from the non-profit Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety. "I live right along the hillside, and anyone who lives along that area is eventually going to be evacuated," said Almaraz. "So, I decided you know what, I'm going to protect my home as best I possibly could." Almaraz experienced an evacuation firsthand in October 2020, when the Blue Ridge Fire ignited the hills behind his property.


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