photo via Flickr user U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Southeast Region

It's fire season. And since it's been a particularly tough year with wildfires, Sunset's editors will be hosting a Twitter chat to he...

cshih1271  – September 16, 2014

photo via Flickr user U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Southeast Region

It’s fire season.

And since it’s been a particularly tough year with wildfires, Sunset’s editors will be hosting a Twitter chat to help West coast families prepare for possible flames. We’ll talk basics (How quickly does a wildfire travel?) to in-depth ways on how to make your house and garden fire-smart.

Join us tomorrow, September 17, at 11 a.m. PDT, along with a panel of experts. We’ll be your guide to all things concerning wildfires. We hope you’ll never need this information, but it’s never a bad idea to have a survival guide handy. And that’s why we’ll be online and ready to answer your questions tomorrow (Wednesday).

The panelists:

Peter Fish, Travel Editor, Sunset, @PeterAFishKathy Brenzel, Garden Editor, @KathyBrenzelBruce Anderson, Editor at Large, Sunset, @BruceatSunsetTim McDonnell, Associate Producer at Mother Jones, @timmcdonnellDebra Lee Baldwin, author and gardener, @@DebraLBaldwinOregon Department of Forestry, @ORDeptForestryUSDA Forest Service, @forestserviceDan Brekke, news blogger and editor at @KQED, @danbrekkeNatural Resources Defense Council, @NRDCScienceNational Fire Protection Association, @NFPA

How does it work?

1. Log in to Twitter before the chat starts at 11 a.m. PDT and follow @SunsetMag2. Enter #SunsetChat into the search bar and select the “All” search option to follow the chat in real time.3. Have a question? Tweet it using #SunsetChat; we’ll pulse as many as we can out to our experts.