A reminder this 4th of July weekend

From Jay Perkins, Yreka Fire Safe Council

As we head into the Independence Day weekend, it is important to keep in mind that that the smaller, finer burnable material (dead grass, twigs, sticks) are very susceptible to sparks and ignitions. What that means is that we all have to be quite vigilant to how we recreate outdoors this weekend as many of us plan on heading to the mountains, rivers, back country to enjoy this beautiful place in which we live. Please be very careful.

In past fire seasons, we have had wildfires that have knocked upon our door. Yreka proper has thus far been spared for the most part. The current reality is the ease at which wildfires can now start coupled with the vast quantity of grass and other dry and highly burnable vegetation, you could find yourself trapped at home.

For some emergencies, we are not going to evacuate our homes. Sometimes, even for wildfires, there is a chance that escape is not safe or probable. Are you ready to shelter in place? In the attached graphic, you will see things to consider if you find yourself on foot, in a vehicle or if you find yourself at home and you need to seek shelter from a looming disaster.

The California Department of Public Health has additional considerations for sheltering in place. Take a look: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/…/BP_Individuals-and-Families…

Please get yourself and your family ready for an emergency. Have a fire safe week.

The “Go” brochure: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/…/calfire_go_brochure…

En Español: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/…/calfire_go_es…

For other Disaster and Emergency Information:

211 Disaster/Emergency Info: https://211norcal.org/siskiyou/

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