What to keep on hand for when a fire gets close to your house
The best source for fire updates may be your local news station.
Another essential electronic: Cell/smartphone To communicate with scattered family members. Designate an out-of-town emergency contact—long-distance calls may be easier to make than local ones.
Ready to eat, no refrigeration required—think trail mix and sports bars. Pack water too.
Bring a couple of days’ worth of water and food, plus a crate or carrier for Fido and/or Fluffy.
Because the power often fails during large wildfires.
You probably have this already for quakes and storms—make sure it’s fully stocked and that you know where it is.
Even if you evacuate early, you may run into some smoke.