wildfire preparedness Cal Fire Considers Environment While Acting Fast On Fire Prevention By Erika Mahoney • May 6, 2019 Erika Mahoney Listen Listening... / 4:49 Winter rain created lush green hillsides across California. Soon, summer heat will dry out this growth, creating fuel for wildfire. To prepare, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered fire prevention work in vulnerable communities across the state. If Wildfire Strikes, Carmel Valley Residents Have Few Ways Out By Erika Mahoney • Mar 28, 2019 Erika Mahoney Listen Listening... / 4:26 Carmel Valley has known wildfire risks: steep terrain, seasonally dry brush and lots of open space. It also has limited evacuation routes.