2017-07-14 / Letters

Fire watch

Approximately 7,000 firefighters are battling 13 large wildfires in California.

Did you know that many of the wildfires are sparked along our roadways?

These fires can be prevented by practicing a few safety measures. Don’t drag any parts and make sure to secure chains when towing. Check tire pressure and properly maintain brakes so you don’t expose areas that can throw sparks.

Make sure to pull over in an open area if you have mechanical problems, as hot exhaust pipes and mufflers can start fires.

For more detailed wildfire safety information, visit www.readyforwildfire.org.

Lynne Tolmachoff
Cal Fire

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