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Posted by: thepinetree on 05/06/2019 06:15 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 05/06/2019 06:15 PM
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“Wildfire Preparedness Week” Declared in California

Sacramento, CA....Again California’s wet winter created a sizable crop of new grass growth, but don’t let the wet weather fool you as the abundant grass dries. Now is the time to act to prevent wildfires. Governor Gavin Newsom declared May 5-11 “Wildfire Preparedness Week” to urge homeowners that California Wildfires Have Changed, Together We Must Adapt. Already this year, CAL FIRE has responded to more than 470 wildfire. Californian’s need to accept fire as part of our natural landscape, understand the fire risk, and take action before a wildfire starts. We encourage residents to help safeguard their homes by using fire-safe construction materials, and to look for points of entry where embers could intrude into the home during a fire. Home and property safety preparation should include creating a defensible space by clearing vegetation 100-feet or more away from your home, and using fire resistant landscaping to help stop the spread of wildfire.






“Our firefighters have been preparing non-stop for the inevitable fires that will happen this year. However, preparation involves all levels of the community, from first responders to the general public,” said Chief Thom Porter, CAL FIRE Director. “As was unfortunately witnessed with tremendous force this past year, wind-driven embers can destroy homes or neighborhoods far from the actual flame front of a wildfire. Taking the initiative to prepare your home and your community will be key in preventing the unfathomable damage that these intense wildfires can cause. It is up to us, the agencies that respond to the wildfires, and you, the homeowner, to create the strong network needed to endure through these devastating events.”

Persistent drought like conditions, warmer temperatures and continued severe winds have created conditions that will lead to more frequent and catastrophic fires. To meet this challenge, California must adopt an all-of-the-above approach in protecting the public and maintaining the health of our forests. Governor Newsom has directed CAL FIRE to recommend immediate, medium and longterm actions to help prevent destructive wildfires. CAL FIRE identified 35 priority fuel reduction projects that collectively cover 90,000 acres, and when complete will help protect over 200 of the state’s most wildfire-vulnerable communities.

CAL FIRE’s “Ready for Wildfire” app is the perfect tool to use in year-round preparation. Checklists found on the CAL FIRE app help homeowners prepare and maintain defensible space, harden homes with ignition-resistant building materials, and create family evacuation plans and kits. The app features customizable alerts to electronic devices when CAL FIRE responds to a wildfire of 10 acres or more. To download the free ready-for-wildfire app and to learn how to create defensible space around your home and more, visit ReadyForWildfire.org.
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Wildfire Preparedness
Posted on: 2019-05-06 20:19:02   By: Anonymous
 
Graze it, Log it or Watch it Burn.

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
    Posted on: 2019-05-06 20:34:22   By: Anonymous
     
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED HILLARY!!!HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-05-06 23:00:55   By: Anonymous
 
Guess we should just take the Forrest like dear leader Trump’s advice.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-05-07 06:36:52   By: Anonymous
     
    Even with record moisture this year, Cali will burn.

    At some point you will figure it out that its not the weather, its the politics.
    You either thin the forest out or you cant control the fires that will happen no matter what. Thats the facts.

    The population there is so dumbed down it will never pass, so enjoy your smoke and taxes.

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      Posted on: 2019-05-07 10:42:14   By: Anonymous
       
      Yeah, the climate is not changing or anything. It's all those darn politics that are turning California into a burning hellscape.

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    Re: /\/\ take the Forrest
    Posted on: 2019-05-07 06:39:31   By: Anonymous
     
    You mean take Forrest Gump? lol! What we need is to not have fires caused by faulty wiring in makeshift well pumps that these weed growers have!

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      Re: /\/\ take the Forrest
      Posted on: 2019-05-07 07:04:07   By: Anonymous
       
      PG&E is to blame for faulty equipment starting fires. With cannabis regulation code inspections will be watching for bad wiring and other hazards. Bans are contributing to unsafe conditions around the state. Culture wars are bad for business, county revenue, and the environment.

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    Posted on: 2019-05-07 07:13:31   By: Anonymous
     
    '' just take the Forrest''
    You certainly make a lot sense. Something tells me you're not the sharpest tool in the shed there buckwheat.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-05-07 07:19:53   By: Anonymous
 
Oh where are you Randy Terry?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-05-07 07:20:30   By: Anonymous
 
The usual dimwits here, but a few people understand the basics.
Our politicians have failed us in Calif like usual. Money goes where the voters live, and that's to the city slickers.
Now the money hungry greedy politicians are just starting to learn what the Natives have known for thousands of years, you need to take care of the land you live with.
It's not a one time job and you're done. Our forest needs to be maintained every year, everyday.
Morale of story? Have you go bags ready for when the fires strike.

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    Re: Living in the wrong place
    Posted on: 2019-05-07 09:49:12   By: Anonymous
     
    When you live in an area where the native vegetation requires occasional fire to reproduce by popping open seeds and many species regenerate from roots, you know you're living a fire prone environment.

    Don't blame politicians, left or right for your predicament, it's gonna burn. Not if, when. Get ready and make sure your fire insurance is paid in full.

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