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On The Radio today; Talking Defensible Space and Clayton Fire update with CAL-FIRE

CAL FIRE Battalion Chief, Kirk Van Wormer will be calling in with an update on the Lake County “Clayton Fire”, and we’ll discuss Defensible Space; What is it? Why is it important?

More on the show, including KW Open House Extravaganza, Interest Rate update, a look at the August market, and more. Join the fun at 9:00-10:00 AM pst, 1350AM, 103.5 FM and streaming live at www.KSRO.com

Here are a few great tips from the CAL-FIRE website

1. Equipment Use Safety

·       Never mow or trim dry grass on a Red Flag Warning Day. (Mow before 10 a.m. on a day when its not hot and windy).

·       Never use lawn mowers in dry vegetation.

·       Spark arresters are required in wildland areas on all portable gasoline powered equipment.

2. Campfire Safety

·       Before starting a campfire, make sure you have a campfire permit and that they are permitted on the land you are visiting.

·       Afterwards, ensure that your campfire is properly extinguished.

3. Defensible Space

·       Residents should make sure they have 100 feet of defensible space around structures.

·       Clear dead weeds and vegetation.

·       Remove leaves and needles from gutters.

·       Trim branches 6 feet from the ground.

4. Vehicle

·       Never pull over in dry grass.

·       Ensure trailer chains don’t drag on the ground.

·       Make sure your vehicle is properly maintained.

·       Have proper tire pressure to avoid driving on wheel rim.

·       Never let your brake pads wear too thin.

5. Other

·       Make sure cigarette butts are properly extinguished.

·       Never burn landscape debris like leaves or branches on NO Burn Days or when it’s windy or areas where not allowed.

·       Target shoot only in approved areas, use lead ammunition only, and never at metal targets.

·       Report any suspicious activities to prevent arson.

For more fire prevention tips visit a www.PreventWildfireCA.org.

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