At the height of dry season, we see many wildfires. So, firefighters are asking homeowners to help them save homes, property and lives.
On Southeast Bella Road, Lisa Jeffreys has a temporary reminder every time she's in her backyard. A 70-acre fire last Thursday forced Jeffreys and 39 other homes to be evacuated.
"A little more prepared and take it a little more serious," said Jeffreys.
It should also be a reminder for you at home.
Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Melissa Yunas said it's important to prepare. She says homeowners should create a buffer zone around their homes, especially those living near nature areas.
"Make sure vegetation is away from the wooden fences. Second thing is if a wildfire is threatening, take the time to open the gate," said Yunas.
It's also important to have an emergency evacuation kit.
"Have a three-day supply kit, papers, medicines, and your pets ready to go," said Yunas.
An important reminder this dry season.
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