High Fire Danger

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 13 , 2008
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Fire Administration
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High Fire Danger

Daly City – As Fall begins and primarily during the month of October, the North County Fire Authority wants to remind residents that fire danger remains high throughout the cities and county areas of San Mateo County and Red Flag conditions may present or exist until significant wetting rains occur. Vegetation Fires can start quickly and spread rapidly due to low humidity and wind.

Residents need to be reminded of these dangerous conditions and should take appropriate precautions including:

- Reporting any sign of smoke immediately to the local fire department by dialing 911.
- Use extreme caution when operating spark or flame producing machinery in hazardous grass or brush areas.
- Have an evacuation plan and identify two evacuation routes from your neighborhood. If you are asked to evacuate by fire or police officials, do so immediately.
- Remove and reduce safely dangerous vegetation, flammables and or combustibles from around properties.

You may obtain additional information on Wild Fire Preparations and Safety, as well as Vegetation Management Strategies at www.northcountyfire.org.