Unfortunately, we haven’t had any rain for over a month in Claycord, which means the vegetation around the valley and in the hills is extremely dry.
Please, if you smoke, don’t throw your cigarettes out the window!
A small vegetation fire was extinguished earlier today off Highway-680 near the Pacheco Blvd. off-ramp (thanks to Pat for the tip). Although the cause hasn’t been determined, there’s a good chance it was caused by a discarded cigarette.
Also, chainsaws, fireworks, abandoned campfires, and the discharge of firearms (the cause of the Morgan Fire) are all known causes of wildfire.
Please use caution. A little safety can go a long way!