The wildfire alert has been raised to its highest level this week as more than 1,000 wildfires have been sparked throughout the western U.S. Under current tinderbox conditions, dry lightning strikes, which happen without benefit of rain or storms, are igniting acreage and pushing firefighters beyond their limits. There is even talk of bringing firefighters from neighboring nations to help combat the blazes. Please review your property with a critical eye. Remove foliage and tinder from around the perimeter of your home. Adhere to guidelines for creating a defensible perimeter around your property to give firefighters room to work and protect against spread. Plan for this emergency. If the wildfire threat level has been raised this high, precautions and preparations must be undertaken now to keep property and loved ones safe.