PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) --Wildfire season kicked off in the fall with searing Santa Ana winds, but with drought, higher temperatures and dry brush, fire officials say it's always a risk.
Fire officials spoke to the public Friday morning about preventing and preparing for wildfires.
Summer begins on Saturday
Firefighters are looking to residents to help them fight fires by practicing good fire prevention. People are urged to clear brush around their homes, as well as cleaning roofs and gutters.
Given the record statewide drought, last week lawmakers in Sacramento increased the state's firefighting budget by nearly $100 million.