Free seminar Tuesday to learn about wildland fire preparation

You’re invited to learn how to be ‘Ready, Set, Go!’  That’s the title of a discussion to be held Tuesday night at the new Cache County Event Center at 7 p.m. It’s all about what to do in the event of a wildfire and how to prep your property to be more fire-safe. On KVNU’s For the People program on Monday, Cache County Fire Warden Ken Mathis said the event is the result of a request by some Providence residents.

“(We’ve) got the Cache County Emergency Management team involved, Cache County Fire District and so we’re going to give information out in regards to what to do in the event of an evacuation (that) is ordered. And we’ll be going through some information on what to get ready and how a structure should be landscaped and built. And, requirements for basically things that are up in the urban interface…so anything on our east bench or up our canyons and things like that.”

Also, information will be given on how to and what to plant. Mathis said with growth, the population is moving farther up on the benches and up into the foothills of Cache County.

We don’t have the situation like, take California, for instance. But that’s not to say an incident like that couldn’t happen, provided we had a fire that blows down out of a canyon which we’ve seen before in fires we’ve had on the Millville face coming down Blacksmith Fork.”

He also cited the High Point fire that went up Saddleback above the east bench of Logan some years ago.

AUDIO: Cache Fire Warden Ken Mathis talks to FTP host Jason Williams


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