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Red Cross Offers Wildfire Preparedness Tips
Red Cross tools can help families prepare for wildfires and increase community resilience
The outbreak of the Two Bulls Fire west of Bend has caused some area residents to evacuate their homes. Today's conditions may require further evacuations.
The American Red Cross offers these tips to be prepared for such activity:
Back your car into the garage or driveway to leave on a moments notice
Put an emergency preparedness kit in your vehicle; be sure to include items such as prescription medications
Confine pets to one room so that you can find them quickly if you need to leave
Choose a route away from the fire but watch for changes in the speed and direction of fire and smoke
Leave natural gas on, unless local officials advise otherwise
Turn off propane gas service valves
Listen to local radio or television and follow the instructions of local emergency officials
These tips, and other important wildfire safety information, are available on the Red Cross Wildfire App. The app is free and can be downloaded to iPhones and Android devices. For more information, visit http://www.redcross.org/mobile-apps/wildfire-app.