There are a number of steps you can take to protect your home from wildland fire no matter where you live.
Create and maintain clearance around your home. Proper clearance to 100 feet dramatically increases the chance of your house surviving a wildfire. This 100 foot defensible space also provides for firefighter safety when protecting homes during a wildland fire.
Burn debris only on permissive burn days.
Cut weeds and dry grass before 10 a.m. when the humidity is higher and temperatures are cooler to reduce the chance of igniting a fire (39K PDF).
Follow proper guidelines for burning debris (106K PDF) on your property.