The Douglas Forest Protective Association is reminding the public that fire season is on the way.
"As we find ourselves in unprecedented times with COVID-19, we need to remember that we have another potential catastrophic event on the horizon - fire season," DFPA said on social media. "We're about 11 weeks away from the AVERAGE start date to fire season for our area, however, a mild winter combined with a spring that is forecasted to be warmer and dryer than normal may bring fire conditions to our area sooner than later. NOW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE!" As Douglas County residents are staying home, DFPA will be sharing tips and projects that people can do around their home and property to prepare for the upcoming fire season while maintaining social distancing.