Alert: Pre-Evacuation Tips

Take These 5 Steps When Fires Are Near

Wildfires cast embers that can travel miles looking for a new home. These embers tend to be the culprits in structure loss. They look for places where they can gather and ignite ready-to-burn, dry fuels. Here are five steps you can take to make your home a less attractive place for them to visit.

If a fire is nearby, take these 5 steps:

  1. Remove and store cushions and fabrics from outdoor furniture
  2. Store brooms, rakes, shovels, fabric gloves, etc. that may otherwise be kept out for convenience
  3. Clear gatherings of leaves away from structures and out of gutters
  4. Remove any dead or dry material from the landscape
  5. Hydrate areas that look or feel dry