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NEVADA CITY, Calif. June 4, 2018 – The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County is announcing the release of the 2018-2019 Fire Season Guide.

Are you ready for the “New Normal” as it relates to the fire season in Nevada County? The most obvious change is that the fire season has become much longer and more dangerous. We have one of the highest flammable grass crops in recent memory. The fire season now extends from April to mid-December. Are You Ready? It appears that we are swinging between drought years and fewer years of normal rains. Winds, like the ones we had in December 2017, can and did significant damage. Are You Ready? Do you have defensible space around your structures?

Now is the time to read it, cover to cover. It includes information on codeRED, as well as checklists on what to do when told to evacuate. Waiting to read the Guide when you see flames or smoke, is too late.

The print version of the guide will be published in the June 23rd edition of The Union. The Lake of the Pines News will publish the guide on July 3rd, and the Lake Wild Wood Independent will deliver its copy on July 6th. The Lake Wildwood Homeowners Association is including their much-anticipated Road Evacuation Plan as a take-out insert in the 2018-2019 Fire Season Guide.

For your convenience, you can download the Fire Season Guide 2018-19 today. Fill out the Emergency preparedness and Evacuation plan portion of the downloadable guide and print copies as needed.

For more information on all programs and services provided by the council, please visit or call the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County at 530-272-1122.

High Fire Season is here, prepare now and be ready!