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Fire Danger: Santa Ana Conditions

With warm weather and Santa Ana winds forecasted through the next few days, City of Carlsbad public safety officials remind the public to take precautions.

Avoid any activity that could lead to sparks near a wild land environment or open space, including:

  • Lawn mowing
  • Edging
  • Using leaf blowers
  • Setting a piece of hot gardening equipment in the brush
  • Electrical work
  • Using outdoor grinding or cutting tools
  • Outdoor grilling 

Be aware of trees, power lines and anything else that could cause harm or damage during strong winds.

Use caution when driving off-road vehicles or even driving on the road’s shoulder during dry, windy conditions. Stopping or parking in the brush can quickly start a fire. When towing a trailer, make sure your trailer hitch chains and cables don’t drag on the roadway. 

Review this guide and video series for tips on protecting your home from wildfires.

Do a home safety check, using the tips in our fire prevention guide. 

The city also has webpage dedicated to emergency preparedness, including an Emergency Preparedness Guide with tips for creating an emergency plan for your family, putting together an emergency kit and  staying informed in an emergency through city website and social media sites, as well as Alert San Diego, the region’s reverse 9-1-1 emergency notification system. The County’s emergency app can be downloaded through your device’s app store. 


October 24, 2019