BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - A Red Flag Warning will be in effect starting at 11 p.m. on Thursday. Action News Now spoke with CAL FIRE representatives that discussed the do's and dont's of fire safety.
- Park in paved areas
- Make sure vehicle is in good condition
- Make sure there are no chains dragging on the ground
- Park in areas with vegetation
- Leave chains dragging on the ground
CAL FIRE said during a Red Flag Warning, it's important to keep an eye on where people park. Paved areas are OK, but if the area is too grassy, a tailpipe can be hot enough to start a fire.
If pulling a trailer, CAL FIRE encourages people to keep chains from dragging on the ground. Dragging chains can spark and ignite a fire.
People should also make sure that vehicles are in good conditions, CAL FIRE said. A bad catalytic converter can cause an unintentional fire while driving.
- Be cautious when mowing lawn
- Put away power tools
- Use power tools before 10 a.m.
- Use power tools during a Red Flag Warning
CAL FIRE said it's important to be cautious when mowing the lawn. When it's windy and dry, it's easy for a lawn mower to hit a rock and cause a spark.
Although humidity is higher before 10 a.m., it's never a good idea to use power tools, CAL FIRE said.
Stay with Action News Now for the latest updates on weather and fire conditions as they become available.