Although we just experienced one of California's wettest years in a long time, this wildfire season is shaping up to be a brutal one. This years wet weather has led to an abundance of light fuels like grasses and brush. Combined with the large amount of dead fuel built up from the long years of drought CalFire is predicting that fires may be more intense and move faster this season. Wildfire season is set to start in early to mid May; now is the time to get your home, supplies and family ready for wildfire.
Download and check out CalFire's new Ready For Wildfire app which has many resources to help you prepare. The app will help you protect your home through defensible space and fire resistant upgrades, prepare your family and pets with plans and emergency kits and can even notify you of wildfires in your area. The app can be found at http://www.readyforwildfire.org/ or on the Google Play or Apple App Store.