Wildfire Preparedness

Plumas County Wildfire Preparation & Evacuation Plan! (PDF)

Wildfires are common in Plumas County. These fires may be caused by lightning or humans and can spread quickly, igniting brush, trees, and potentially homes. Every year across our Nation, some homes survive - while many others do not - after a major wildfire. Those that survive almost always do so because their owners had prepared for fire, an inescapable force of nature in fire-prone wildland areas.

Wildfires often begin unnoticed. These fires are usually triggered by lightning or accidents. They spread quickly, igniting brush, trees, and homes. Reduce your risk by preparing now - before wildfire strikes. Meet with your family to decide what to do and where to go if wildfires threaten your area.


GET READY! Protect your property by creating and maintaining defensible space now!

GET SET! Make a plan, prepare, plan, and stay informed before an emergency.

GET READY TO GO! Evacuation preparation steps, when to evacuate, and evacuation checklist.

GET INVOLVED - Find opportunities to support community preparedness. Support your local Fire Department and learn more about how you can be a Firewise Community.