Homes with wood shake and shingle roofs are much more likely to be destroyed during wildfire.
Embers landed on pine needles left on this wood shake roof, easily igniting it.
Homes with wood-shake or shingle roofs are much more likely to be destroyed during a wildfire than homes with fire-resistant roofs. Consider replacing wood-shake or shingle roofs with a Class-A fire-resistant type (composition, metal or tile).
The only long term solution to reducing the wood shake and shingle hazard is replacing the roof with a fire resistant type.
Openings in roofing materials, such as the open ends of barrel tiles, should be plugged to prevent ember entry and debris accumulation. Regardless of the type of roof, keep it free of fallen leaves, needles and branches.