Driving Force in Fires
The devastating effects of fire have been prominent in recent years. They can cause millions of dollars in damage and worse they can cause fatalities.
The driving force behind these fires are the dry conditions and the winds. The most common causes of fires are power lines being blown down and arson. Once ignited the dry conditions are fuel to the fire. They spread fast and without warning. Fires are usually about 16 to 20 kilometers per hour. Strong winds in California make it move even faster.
Fires can go on for weeks as we seen last year. It is important to be always stay informed during fire emergencies. To take some precautionary measures for your home, it is recommended to assess your home and property. Try to reduce the amount of material that can burn easily in and around your home by clearing away debris.
There is not much to do when it comes to a wild fire but keeping you and your family safe is the top priority.