Over 13,000 firefighters are on the front lines of 12 large wildfires across California. To date, these fires have burned nearly 667,000 acres and damaged or destroyed over 2,000 structures. Firefighters continue to make progress on containment lines and many evacuations have been lifted, reducing the number of evacuees to 4,400 residents.
A Red Flag Warning is in effect of many parts of northern California, including portions of the Carr Fire and Mendocino Complex, through Saturdaynight. Above normal temperatures continue across most of the state, accompanied by low humidity and windy conditions, particularly in the Red Flag Warning areas. The potential for thunderstorms remains the southern desert.
Even though you completed your defensible space, or even if you didn’t get to all of it, there are some things you need to keep up on to help give your home a fighting chance when a wildfire strikes! Clear your roof and gutters of leaves, pine needles and other tree debris. Sweep and rake around your home to remove any dead yard waste and remove dead plants. Clean decks and patios to remove anything that could potentially ignite from an ember. For more on things you can do, click here.