Red Flag Warning - Dry Lightning
Incident: Klamath National Forest Lightning Fires Wildfire
RED FLAG WARNING – DRY LIGHTNING
SACRAMENTO, August 20, 2013– One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire Campaign
A Red Flag Warning due to the possibility of dry lightning remains in effect for a majority of the mountains and foothills of Northern California including the Bay Area. The public is asked to be extra cautious through Wednesday while the Red Flag Warning is in effect.
Every fire puts firefighters in danger. Currently there are 11 major wildfires burning in California with over 6,500 firefighters on the frontlines. The public needs to do their part and remember to be READY by having your defensible space, get SET by having a wildfire action plan, and GO if evacuation is needed.
For more information on the READY, SET, GO campaign: go to: www.readyforwildfire.org www.readyforwildfire.org
Even though we can’t prevent lightning caused fires, we can prevent human caused fires.
Practice safe towing, - dragging chains throw sparks.
Remove rocks before mowing - blades hitting rocks can cause fires.
Avoid mowing from 10a.m. to 6 p.m. – During the hottest part of the day.
Be wheel safe, driving on a exposed wheel rim throws sparks.
Parking in high, dry vegetation can cause a spark from hot exhaust pipes.
Before heading off to enjoy your public lands check for local fire restrictions.
Lawn mowers, chain saws, grinders, welders, tractors, and trimmers can all spark a wildfire.
Please remember to use all equipment and vehicles safely and responsibly, one less spark equals one less wildfire.
For more information on One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire: www.preventwildfire.ca.org www.preventwildfire.ca.org