Embers are burning pieces of vegetation or other flammable material that strong winds can carry up to a mile ahead of an actual fire. Flying embers are the leading cause of structural damage and home loss in a wildfire. Is your home protected?
Wildfires are a year-round reality and require constant, heightened alert. Residents must prepare well in advance for dry, hot, windy days when wildfires are most likely to occur.
Red Flag Alert
The Red Flag Alert Program is designed to provide a highly visible reminder on days when strong winds, high temperatures, and low humidity increase the threat of wildfire.
A home assessment gives vegetation management and home hardening recommendations to help reduce your home’s wildfire risk. Residents can contact OCFA to request a home assessment consultation or complete their own assessment online.