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During a Wildfire

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Pay attention to local weather forecasts, especially those that may affect fire conditions, and always listen to instructions given by local emergency management officials.

Protect Yourself from Smoke

Take steps to protect your health if your community is affected by smoke. Try to limit your time outdoors and practice safe driving. Be aware of smoke on roads because it could decrease visibility. Learn more about how you can protect your health and be safe if you are exposed to wildfire smoke.

Evacuate Safely

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You may be asked by public authorities to evacuate or you may decide to evacuate. Read about how to evacuate safely and how to develop a family disaster plan, including:

  • Finding out what could happen to you
  • Making a disaster plan
  • Completing the checklist
  • Practicing your plan

Stay Healthy During Power Outages

Large fires can cause long-term power outages. Read about what to do if your power goes out, including:

  • Preventing carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Food safety
  • Safe drinking water
  • Power line hazards

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