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CalFire Launches Wildfire Preparedness App

With all the wet weather we’ve been having, you may not have thought much about this, but how ready are you for a wildfire? CalFire can help you get ready with a new mobile app they have just released. It’s the ‘Ready for Wildfire’ app, and CalFire spokeswoman Heather Williams says after you download it, it will have a home screen where there are three areas–defensible space, home hardening, and prepare for bark beetle…

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The application for your smartphone or other device also will have you fill out information about where you live, and it will send you wildfire alerts. Williams says after testing, the app was launched this week…

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Williams also reminds us that even though we’ve had a wet winter, that means there will be plenty of vegetation this summer, which could still lead to an active fire season.

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