Wildfires are becoming a lot more common and dangerous.
Recent fires in southern California have threatened homes and lives across the region. And fires in the state are expected to keep occurring, thanks to climate change and other factors. Even if you don’t live in California, it’s important to always be prepared for the threat of a wildfire.
Get Ready’s latest Storify report brings you up to date on this year’s unusually long wildfire season. It also has the information to help be prepared before, during and after a wildfire, from receiving alerts to safely evacuating.
Photo: Crews set fire back burn to stop a fire in San Diego from advancing westward in October 2007. Photo by Andrea Booher, courtesy FEMA