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How to keep your home safe during fire season

Credit: KGUN, Tucson, AZ
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How to keep your home safe during fire season
How to keep your home safe during fire season
How to keep your home safe during fire season

AND CAN START IN OUR AREA ATANY TIME.

TONIGHT -- FIREOFFICIALS REMIND US -- OF THESTEPS TO TAKE TO GET YOURHOUSE READY -- WHEN FLAMES GETCLOSE.

HERE'S NINE ON YOURSIDE'S LUZDELIA CABALLERO.ON CAM CAPTAIN ADAM JARROLDWITH THE GOLDER RANCH FIREDISTRICT SAYS IN THESECONDITIONS, A FIRE CAN SPREADAND GET OUT OF CONTROL INSECONDS.

PKG FIRE SEASON INARIZONA IS PRETTY MUCH YEARROUND NOW.

WHICH IS WHYCAPTAIN JARROLD SAYS ITSIMPORTANT TO CREATE DEFENSIBLESPACE AROUND YOUR HOUSE--THATS REMOVING THE FUELS THATTHE FIRE IS GOING TO BURN ASIT GETS CLOSER TO THE HOME.

HERECOMMENDS FOLKS CLEAR DEADBRUSH 70 TO 100 FEET AWAY FROMTHEIR HOME.

LIMBING UP TREES.IF THE GRASS IS DEAD, GETTINGRID OF THE GROUND.

WE DONTWANT ANY BRANCHING HANGINGOVERHANGING THE HOUSE BECAUSETHEN IF THEY START BURNING,THEY COULD DROP EMBERS ONTOTHE HOUSE.

CAPTAIN JARROLDALSO SAYS ITS IMPORTANT TOKEEP PLANTS AROUND YOUR HOUSEIS HEALTHY AND WATEREDREGULARLY.

BECAUSE IT HAS ABETTER CHANCE OF NOT IGNITINGIF IT IS GREEN AND HEALTHY.

HEALSO SAYS ITS IMPORTANT TOSERVICE HEATING AND AIRCONDITIONING UNITS AT LEASTONCE A YEAR TO PREVENTELECTRICAL FIRES.

AND IF YOUGO CAMPING OR HAVE ABARBECUE--BE AWARE OF YOURSURROUNDINGS.

IF IT'S REALLYWINDY OUTSIDE, PROBABLY NOTTHE BEST TIME TO BE GOINGOUTSIDE AND LIGHTING FIRES,HAVING VAMPIRES AND STUFF LIKETHAT.

BE CAREFUL WITH THEFIRE.

MAKE SURE ITS ALWAYSATTENDED AND THAT YOU HAVE AGOOD EXTINGUISHING SOURCENEARBY-- HOSE, FIREEXTINGUISHER, SOMETHING LIKETHAT.

MAKE SURE ITS OUTBEFORE YOU LEAVE.

CAPTAINJARROLD SAYS ITS ALSO A GOODIDEA HANDY TO CALL 9-1-1 INCASE THE FIRE GETS OUT OFCONTROL.

LUZDELIA CABALLERO,KGUN9 ON YOUR SIDE.CUYLER -- WE'RE STARTING TOGET TO THAT TIME OF YEAR WHEN

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