Tips for Developing a Firewise Evacuation Plan

Huge wildfires are devastating parts of eight Western US states right now, some of the largest in recent history. Wildfire can quickly become a real threat to rural landowners and when horses are involved, action needs to be taken quickly to save the lives of your animals and reduce property damage. Being proactive is the safest plan. Use these tips to begin your pre-wildfire evacuation planning.

Fires on horse properties can have different causes–from barn fires, to hazardous materials spills, to lightening strikes, to wildfire spreading–all of which may require emergency evacuation. When living in a dry, flammable environment it is imperative that you are prepared to quickly move your horses to a safe area –fire travels rapidly, especially when wind’s involved.

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