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May 6, 2022
City Urges Resdients to Take Fire Precautions

SANTA FE, May 6, 2022 — The Santa Fe Fire Department reports that there is no immediate threat of fire to the City of Santa Fe. Conditions can change rapidly and the forecast is for “historic conditions” of dry heat and high winds over the next several days, beginning tomorrow.

The City of Santa Fe urges residents to take measures to protect against potential fires, and to prepare for evacuation in case that becomes necessary. 

PROTECT YOUR HOME: Follow this link to find 7 ways to reduce the risk that your home and property will become fuel for a fire.

 STAY INFORMED: Alert Santa Fe is the official emergency alert and notification system for the City and County of Santa Fe. This system is used to send alerts to the public and internally to city or county employees during emergencies. Sign up for Alerts here.

TRACK THE WEATHER: Check the current weather conditions at weather.gov/abq.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Learn about fire restrictions and current fires at nmfireinfo.com.

TRACK THREATENING FIRES: The NM Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has put up a 2022 Wildfires website that posts updates of current conditions and threats and news.

PLAN FOR POSSIBLE EVACUATION: Find thorough instructions for creating a Family Disaster Plan.

PACK A GO-KIT, and don’t forget the 6 P’s:

1.  People and pets;

2.  Papers, phone numbers, and important documents;

3.  Prescriptions, vitamins, and eyeglasses;

4.  Pictures and irreplaceable memorabilia;

5.  Personal computer hard drive and disks;

6.  “Plastic” (credit cards, ATM cards) and cash.

FOR NOW, AVOID THE SANTA FE NATIONAL FOREST.

ON WINDY DAYS, DON’T DO ANYTHING THAT COULD CAUSE A FIRE BY SETTING OFF SPARKS: Don’t use charcoal grills, fire pits, welding tools, or lawnmowers.

CHECK YOUR VEHICLES: Be sure that chains on RV’s/trailers aren’t hanging, they spark on roads. If your vehicle is sparking for any reason, don’t drive it. Don’t park over tall grass, a hot car could set off a fire.

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