Warm weather and Santa Ana winds forecasted this week means increased fire danger. Carlsbad public safety officials remind the public to take the following precautions.
Avoid any activity that could lead to sparks near a wild land environment or open space, including:
Using leaf blowers
Setting a piece of hot gardening equipment in the brush
Using outdoor grinding or cutting tools
Be aware of trees, power lines and anything else that could cause harm or damage during strong winds.
Use caution when driving off-road vehicles or even driving on the road’s shoulder during dry, windy conditions. Stopping or parking in the brush can quickly start a fire. When towing a trailer, make sure your trailer hitch chains and cables don’t drag on the roadway.
Review this guide and video series for tips on protecting your home from wildfires.
Do a home safety check, using the tips in our fire prevention guide.
The city also has an Emergency Preparedness Guide on its website and a link to sign up for Alert San Diego, the region’s reverse 9-1-1 emergency notification system. The County’s emergency app can be downloaded through your device’s app store.