Wildfire Prevention Tips

Salmon Creek Fire

HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Ca. (KIEM) – The USDA Forest Service would like to remind people visiting the forest of some essential
safety information on what they can do to reduce human-caused wildfires on national forests:
 Be aware of and adhere to all fire restrictions.

Fire restrictions on the Six Rivers National Forest
may be found at www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/srnf/alerts-notices.
 Abandoned campfires are the leading cause of human-caused wildfires and are often caused by improperly extinguished campfires.
o If the campfire is too hot to touch, it is too hot to leave.
o “Drown, stir and feel” to ensure a campfire is properly extinguished.
o Research safer campfire alternatives.

For additional information on campfire safety, visit www.readyforwildfire.org/preventwildfire/campfire-safety/.

Parking, driving or idling a vehicle on dry vegetation could cause a wildfire. To prevent vehicle-caused fires, drivers should:
o Ensure the vehicle is maintained properly.
o Have spark arrestors on ATVs and UTVs.
o Secure chains or other items that may drag on the ground.
o Properly inflate tires.
o For additional information on vehicle safety, visit www.readyforwildfire.org/preventwildfire/vehicle-use/