Alert! Higher Fire Danger Tomorrow
Redway Fire Chief Brian Anderson asks that the community prepare for the coming fire season by mowing and weed whacking to remove “ladder fuels” that help flames creep up into tree canopies. Anderson suggests mowing early in the morning when higher humidity reduces the chance of accidentally starting a fire. He also suggests using weed whackers with nylon strings which further reduce the possibility of a spark starting a blaze.
“Maybe consider having a spotter,” he suggested. Sometimes when mowing a spark can start a fire behind the mower without anyone being aware. A spotter could scan for sparks and quench any spark quickly before a fire has time to grow.
Reducing fuel around your home will help protect it as summer fire season arrives.