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The wildfire season is here. The hot summer temperatures will continue to dry out desert vegetation and create a serious fire danger in our local area.
For updates on fires in the area, please check the Arizona Department of Forestry at https://dffm.az.gov/ or the Tonto National Forest at https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/tonto/home.
Federal fire information can be found at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov.
The Superstition Fire and Medical District wants to remind residents of this annual danger and encourage everyone to assure their home is protected.
Homes and structures that are most at risk are those adjacent to open desert areas, and vegetation tracks that run between homes and neighborhoods.
It is very important for homeowners to assure an adequate clearing around their home which will create a lair of protection against wildfires.
Creating a defensible space can prevent a wildfire from extending into a home, and also give firefighters a better change of saving a home.
Residents should adhere to the following practices to protect their home from a wildfire:
It is known that the majority of wildfires are human-caused and the Fire District encourages everyone to be particularly safe this season.
Do not burn weeds or utilize any type of open flame in the outdoors.
If you are utilizing an outdoor grill for cooking, exercise the upmost safety and be certain that the grill is positioned in an area free of weeds or other vegetation.