Wildfire

  • Clean debris from gutters, downspouts and the roof, if possible.
  • Keep firewood, propane tanks, boats, playground equipment and other combustibles at least 30 feet from your home.
  • Trim tree branches so they’re at least six feet above the ground.
  • Enclose the bottom of an elevated deck, patio or porch and consider screening the top area to keep it free from debris.
  • Cover attic and crawlspace vents with 1/8-inch metal screens to help keep out burning embers.
  • Avoid using wood bark and rubber mulch that can catch fire – use gravel, brick or concrete around your home instead. 
  • If you see a wildfire, call 911 to report it.
  • If you’re told to evacuate, do so immediately.
  • Close windows in your house and car to prevent burning embers from getting inside.
  • Maintain a “fire watch” several hours after the fire has passed, looking for smoke or embers throughout your home.
  • Be prepared for potential flooding, since the ground might be charred and lack vegetation.
  • Maintain a “fire watch” several hours after the fire has passed, looking for smoke or embers throughout your home.
  • Be prepared for potential flooding, since the ground might be charred and lack vegetation.

Check out our infographic on wildfires so you can be ready with a plan.

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Check out our infographic on wildfires so you can be ready with a plan.


Learn to prepare for and minimize the effects of wildfires.

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Wildfire Preparation Link: medium view of growing smoke against a field and mountain in midday sun

Learn to prepare for and minimize the effects of wildfires.


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