For CalFire, May is the new July.
A prognostication of just how much land in the state is vulnerable to wild fires is as large as ever for the month of May.
“We have rarely ever seen this much, this early in the year,” says CalFire Director Ken Pimlott.
A map depicting potential burnable areas in the state, comprised of just how dry the vegetation is in certain areas, shows a far larger than normal “red” or burnable swath across California.
The first week in May is also “Wildfire Awareness Week,” a few day stretch that traditionally gets people ready for the upcoming fire season. But this year, fires have already tore across the state, about six weeks ahead of schedule.
Are you ready? CalFire has a website full of information for homeowners and those living in wildfire-prone areas. Click here for more.