The state Fire Marshal’s Office said new safety information designed to assist civic leaders, designers, developers, educators, firefighters and homeowners in making communities safer from dangerous forest and grass wildfires is available on its website, according to a news release.

Fire Marshal Butch Browning has teamed with the National Fire Protection Association in the promotion of “Firewise” in an effort to educate people to practice proactive and preventative measures that can help eliminate the danger of wildfire.

“We have lost nearly 40 structures and thousands of acres of property to these dangerous fires this year,” Browning said in the release. “Firewise is a wealth of information to help communities be ready for the dangers associated with these fires.”

Residents are urged to go to the State Fire Marshal’s website,, and click on the link “Be Informed, Wildland Fire Safety”, to view the educational information and resources.

Record low levels of rainfall and high temperatures have caused most of the state to be classified in the exceptional fire danger category this year.