Prepare for Wildfire with Ready, Set, Go!
These recommendation were developed and are provided by Cal Fire and include:
One Less Spark – One Less Wildfire
95% of all wildfires are caused by the activities of people. Help to prevent wildfire – Learn more about how to prevent “sparks.”
Red Flag Warnings
A Red Flag Warning means that there is an increased risk for fire danger due to warm temperatures, very low humidity and stronger winds. The following activities are strongly discouraged when Red Flag Warning has been issued:
- Never mow or trim dry grass during a red flag warning because a power tool could spark on a rock and start a grass fire. It is not recommended even on windy, dry, hot days.
- No wood or charcoal camp fires in forests during periods of high fire danger.
- Thoroughly extinguish all cigarettes and smoking material.
- Don’t pull your vehicle over in grass as it can spark a grass fire. If necessary, pull over on paved roads.
- Use spark arrestors on portable gasoline powered equipment to avoid an accidental fire.
- Properly maintain vehicles to prevent starting fires along roads due to sparks or flammable materials being spit out from the catalytic converter system.
- Ensure trailer chains don’t drag on the ground and spark.
- Shooting of firearms is unsafe during periods of high fire hazards.
- Use extreme caution with welding or blowtorch projects.
- Burning plant cuttings on high fire danger days is unsafe.
PG&E will shutdown electrical power to certain areas during times of high risk of wildfire to protect the public. Power could be out for a number of days depending on conditions.
For information about how to prepare and sign up for notifications, and what to expect, please see Power Shutoffs