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Does having defensible space guarantee my house will survive a wildfire?

No. Home are being lost in wildfires because of wind-blown embers from miles away, not necessarily because of overgrown trees and vegetation near homes. But having defensible space will improve the odds of your home surviving a wildfire when done in combination with other fire safety measures like home-hardening. 

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