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We are in this together. Wildfire prevention is everyone’s responsibility. Here is information to help keep you informed of what to do in the event of a wildfire.
When wildfires burn near you, smoke can reach your community. Wildfire smoke is a mix of gases and fine particles from burning trees and plants, buildings, and other material. Wildfire smoke can make anyone sick, but people with asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), or heart diseasepdf icon, and childrenexternal icon, pregnant women, and responders are especially at risk.
Breathing in smoke can affect you right away, causing: Coughing, trouble breathing, wheezing, Asthma attacks, Stinging eyes, Scratchy throat, Runny nose, Irritated sinuses, Headaches, Tiredness, Chest pain, Fast heartbeat
Be ready to protect yourself against smoke and ash before, during, and after a wildfire.