Here is the news of the week for July 21:
- FIRE UPDATE: Detwiler Fire in the Central Valley now at more than 70,000 acres and only 15% contained. Sierra News Online has info on the evacuations that have been ordered. Sierra Sun Times has photos of the fire. This unfortunate tragedy provides a sad reminder of just how important hardening your home is. In large fires like this, there won’t be enough resources to protect every home, so anything you can do to help your house survive with as little defense as possible is really important.
- NFPA has a great fact sheet on protecting your roof from wildfire.
- How fire departments are handling shrinking resources.
Have a great weekend. Stay safe, everyone.