What is a Fire: A rapid, persistent chemical change that releases heat and light and is accompanied by flame, especially the exothermic oxidation of a combustible substance. Fires ignite and spread quickly, burning everything in its way, including brush, trees, homes, wildlife and individuals in the wrong place at the wrong time. With more and more people living in remote and wooded locations, fires have quickly become a serious emergency threat to the general population.
Location: Fires will occur in any location where Fuel, Oxygen and Heat are available.
Duration: Fires start quickly and may persist for hours, days, weeks.
Caveat: Fire evacuation will be a rapid exodus and your, your family and community need to be prepared. Households have flammable, toxic and explosive (extra gas in garage, bleach and ammonia) materials that compound your fire and toxic gas related risk. Remove all chemicals / gasoline from heavy traffic and/or heat intensive areas. An evacuation will give you less than 3-5 minutes to grab your belongings and vacate the premises. . In most cases, evacuations navigators will NOT allow owners to enter their homes in an evacuated area to save their animals! Have your pets and pet materials prepared for an evacuation. Prepare ahead!