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How to stay safe during a wildfire

Jun 15, 2018, 7:09 PM
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The American Red Cross has posted several tips about keeping your family and home safe during a wildfire.

First, if you live in an area close to an active or potential wildfire area, stay in tune with local area radio and television stations. Get a NOAA weather radio (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and put it in a place where you’ll hear any updates when they come down.

Second, be ready at a moment’s notice to evacuate. Keep emergency kits handy, along with your important documents and an overnight bag with items for each family member so you can evacuate at a moment’s notice.

Third, check your emergency kit often, and replace any items missing, in short supply, or expired. If you or family members take regular prescriptions, make sure you’ll have a supply if you need to leave your home.

Visit the Red Cross site for additional tips to be prepared.

Visit the Utah Wildfire Info page for information and details about ACTIVE wildfires in the state.


Check the map below for open Red Cross Shelters


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How to stay safe during a wildfire