Wildfires in Las Vegas, Roswell, and Belen as well as the Gila National Forest, with two of the blazes started by prescribed burns that went amiss have New Mexico landscapes hurting!
So what can you do to help prevent any further destruction?
1. Spring clean your landscape, we can help with that!
2. Use caution when using flammable liquids.
3. Pay attention to local ordinances for trash burning.
4. Pay attention to the risk of forest fires in your area.
How can you prepare for a wildfire?
If the area you live in is experiencing out of control fires, then there are a few things you can do to prepare for wildfire. Here are some tips to ensure you and your family’s safety.
Follow evacuation orders
Keep leaves and other debris raked in your yard.
Make sure flammable chemicals are in proper containers and stored safely.
Never outrun a blaze – seek cover in lakes, rivers, or streams until it passes. Wet blankets can work if no water is nearby.
Use masks to protect your lungs.
Always listen to your local weather and news reports to make sure you know about the air quality, evacuation orders, and the status of the fire.
"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts."