Your Home and Yard

  • Follow all local building, fire and hazard abatement codes.
  • During spring and fall forest fire season, follow the law: no open burning between 7am and 5pm.
  • Install a smoke alarm on each level of your home and test them monthly. Always locate smoke alarms near bedrooms.
  • Have a fire escape plan and share it with the whole family. Practice it.
  • Clear combustible vegetation in a 100-foot radius from any structure.
  • When burning outdoors, maintain a 10 foot wide safety strip around the fire.
  • Outdoor burning laws require a method of extinguishment immediately available.
  • NEVER leave an outside fire unattended.

When Fire Approaches

  • Evacuate as soon as directed by public safety officials.
  • Place your disaster kit along with your valuables and other essentials in your vehicle.