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Wildfire Prevention Tips

In response to the ongoing wildfire threat across California, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) offers the following prevention tips to protect homes and prepare families at risk.

Protect Your Home: Clean your gutters, eaves and roof to make sure they are clear of debris; Make sure your street number is legible and clearly marked for emergency responders; Remove fuels that can lead flames to your home or that can become ignited from windblown embers, including: Dead grass, leaves, dead twigs, branches, within 30 feet of buildings.

Identify an emergency water supply for firefighting within 1,000 feet of your home through one of the following: Community water/hydrant system, and/or Drafting site on a lake ir Swimming pool.

Prepare Your Family: Have a fire disaster plan including at least two, pre-determined evacuation routes, a NOAA Weather Radio and disaster kit for your family and follow any and all evacuation orders immediately

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