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Pecos Canyon News

6/1/2018

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Wild Fires

The Pecos Canyon is experiencing drought conditions and as a result has had many wildfires, including some very large ones in recent years. While some of these fires have been the result of natural ignition, others have been human caused and could have been prevented.

Please be careful with fire!

  • Adhere to all fire restrictions and closures, they are for the safety and benefit of all.

  • Report others who are not complying.

  • Be extremely careful with ashes, place them in a fire proof container and in a safe place.

  • If you have a wood stove in your house, make sure the chimney has a spark arrester.

  • Use caution when driving your vehicle in tall grass, vehicle exhaust systems can easily ignite dry fuels .

  • If you are using a chainsaw, pump, ATV, etc., assure they also have a spark arrester.

  • Do not throw cigarette butts from your vehicle and report others that do.

If a Wildfire is Burning Near Your Home:
Stay calm.
Call 911 to report a fire.

Only if Safe To Do So:
  • Cover all eave and roof vents.

  • Cover large picture windows with plywood.

  • Close all windows and doors; open drapes.

  • Leaving sprinklers running around the residence can help protect your home.

  • Gather and take only your most important items; legal documents, family photos.

  • Evacuate to a safe location as soon as possible.

  • If possible, leave a note or sign in a visible area letting firefighters know that the residence has been evacuated and if utilities have been turned off.

A Pre-Incident Plan can be very helpful to emergency responders. Click here to access the Pre-Incident Plan.


Ready, Set, Go!

The Ready, Set, Go! Program utilizes firefighters to teach individuals who live in high risk wildfire areas and the wildland-urban-interface (WUI) how to best prepare themselves and their properties against fire threats. Ready, Set, Go! works in complimentary and collaborative fashion with Firewise and other existing wildland fire public education efforts. It amplifies their messages to individuals to better achieve the common goal we all share of fire-adapted communities. Click here for more information.






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