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Wildfire Awareness Week in California

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Here in California, the first full week of May is considered Wildfire Awareness Week.

Cal Fire says there have been more than double the amount of wildfires this year compared to the same time last year. With low rainfall levels across the state, fire officials say it's especially important for homeowners to prepare for any wildfire threat.

"We really need you to provide the defense. That is, the defensible space. That is being ready to leave when asked. And we, the fire department, will provide the offense," Cal Fire San Diego Unit Chief Tom Porter said.

Cal Fire has created a special website with valuable information on how to protect your family and home from a wildfire.

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