January- May: rainy and plant growth season
June-September: Plants start to dry out and Santa Ana winds begin.
October- December: Plants can easily burn due to drying out
Low: All trees, shrubberies, bushes, other vegetation fuel are less likely to cause fires and/ or fire embers from campfires will be hard to catch all vegetation on fire
Mild: Fires can only start when it is accidental. Fire embers from camp fires will not cause wild fires
High: Fires can start easily, but only grass and tree needles will start to burn quicker
Very High: Fires can start easily from most causes. Most vegetation can burn easily including trees
Extreme: All fires can start easily and spread quickly. Most Forest Parks would not allow any activity gong on inside forest
Fires by Vehicles:
Towing: Chains that are dragging create sparks and on High Fire Level days, fires can start easily
Maintained Vehicles: Nothing under the vehicle should be dragging on the ground to cause sparks.
Wheel Safety: Air pressure should be checked before going so the wheel rim can not throw sparks
Parking vehicles with hot exhaust pipes, directly on tall grasses or other dry plants can cause them to ignite.