Fires and wildfires are a serious risk in our rural Nehalem Bay area. How can you prepare for a fire or wildfire?

  • Identify the exits from your home, and make sure everyone is trained to evacuate in an emergency
  • Prepare your GoBag so you can respond when the fire occurs
  • Install fire and smoke alarms in each bedroom and near each potential ignition source (kitchen, furnace area) and test them regularly
  • Reduce the fuel around your house, 30 to 100 feet away, depending on wind direction and type of fuel
  • Develop a fire safety plan for your home
  • Learn how to prepare for and stay safe during a wildfire

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For more information about home fires, please visit American Red Cross and

For more information about wildfires, please visit American Red Cross and