Cal Fire Urges People to Prepare for Wildfire Season

According to Cal Fire it is important to have an emergency plan and a go-bag no matter what time of the year or where you live.

Posted: May 8, 2018 4:35 PM

Butte County, Calif.—According to Cal Fire it is important to have an emergency plan and a go-bag no matter what time of the year or where you live.

As wildfire season approaches Cal Fire urges everyone to pack that go-bag and make an emergency plan.

Your go-bag should have enough food and water for 48 hours for you and your family.

You should also have a two-day supply of any medications, small toiletries, important documents that are difficult to replace like medical information, identification, and tax information.

Chief David Hawks from Cal Fire said, “We get into May, June when we could have significant fires - that's the time to have a full tank of gas, your go-bag packed. To know your zone and your plan so that if your number is called, you can be ready to get in your car and leave safely.”

If you live in a rural area in Butte County you have a designated zone.

In the coming weeks Butte County is launching a site that allows you to enter your address and immediately learn your zone.

It is best to go online now and learn your zone before wildfire strikes.

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