PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — If you’re off work this Labor Day, it might be the perfect opportunity to get a few extra things done around the house.

Whether you’re cleaning up the yard for a barbecue or looking at end of summer home sales, there are simple things you can do right now to make your home more fire resistant.

KOIN 6’s Emily Burris talked with Dr. Anne Cope, chief engineer at the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, about some of the best ways to help your home stand up to a disaster.