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Day 5 of Wildfire Awareness Week in the Southwest. One of the leading causes of wildfires in Arizona and California is a vehicle. Doing a walk-around, pre-trip check of your vehicle and keeping it well maintained can keep fires from starting along roadways and extending to the wild lands or adjacent communities. Parking above dry grass and brush, worn brakes sparking, as well as under inflated or flat tires resulting in rims creating sparks against the pavement, are just some of many of the common ways wildfires start along roadways.
Watch this video for more information on how to prevent wildfires.