CalFire asks homeowners to prep for fire season

June 11, 2011 5:05:50 PM PDT
Firefighters are bracing for the start of wildfire season in Northern California starting on Monday.

CalFire will open up many of its seasonal fire stations across the state and they are asking homeowners to take extra precautions in preparation for the fire season.

CalFire recommends homeowners maintain a defensible space of 100 feet around their homes, trimming tree branches six feet from the ground, clear needles and leaves from gutters and roofs and landscape their homes with fire-resistant plants.

Our above-average rainfall over the past month has led to a lowered fire risk, but fire officials warn that is has also led to an over-abundance of grass and brush.


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