BAKERSFIELD - The fire season will be early and will hit hard in 2014.
Capt. Sean Collins with the Kern County Fire Department says so far this year the state of California has seen nearly 1,000 wildfires spread
The fire season started so early this year that the Kern County Fire Department had to nearly triple the number of their seasonal firefighters back in February.
With the lack of rain we have seen low humidity above average temperatures and high wind gusts it's a recipe for fires to start.
Here are some simple things you can do to keep the area around your home safe from fire:
1. Having a 100 foot space between homes
2. Clean out your rain gutters
3. Keep chopped wood away from outside
4. Plant drought-tolerating landscape
5. Cover vents with wire screens
The Kern County Fire Department will start offering free home assessments to anyone that wants to learn how to keep their home safe during fire season. For more information on that, click here .
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