This year’s wildfires, ranging from the massive McFarland Fire up north to the local Palisades Fire, have devastated vast areas of our state. Winter rainfall creates extra growth that acts as fuel for these fires, while the extreme drought increases the risk of wildfire by a large amount. These changes to the climate show no signs of slowing, meaning that it is more important than ever to make your home fire safe. To keep Angelenos safe during the fire season, here are a few reminders for residents from our friends at the California Wildfire Coordinating Group:
What to do with the brush you have cleared:
Do you know that if your green bin is too full and cannot close, it may not be collected? LA Sanitation and Environment offers extra capacity tags for residential use when you need a large amount of trash collected – like all the brush you have cleared from your yard. Visit our website to learn how to buy and use these tags.
For more information on fire preparedness:
Visit the Los Angeles Fire Department or the California Wildfire Coordinating Group. Remember one less spark may mean one less wildfire!
Portions reprinted with permission from the California Wildfire Coordinating Group.