Fire officials warn of potential impact of fire season due to drought

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Fire officials are warning Californians of the potential dangers of this year's fire season due to the drought. (KABC)

Fire officials are warning Californians of the potential dangers of this year's fire season due to the drought.

Monday is officially the start of fire season, officials said during a news conference.

The big concern for the 2015 fire season is water: Will there be enough? There was virtually no snowpack this year in the Sierra, a major source of water for drinking and fighting fires for Southern California.

With California in its fourth year of drought, fire agencies at the local, state and federal level are asking you to conserve as much water as you can.

Residents are urged to maintain the 100 feet of defensible space and to be careful when using outdoor-powered equipment.

According to Cal Fire, 95 percent of all wildfires are sparked by the activity of people.

For more tips on being ready in case of a wildfire, visit readyforwildfire.org.
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