Drought prompts CalFire to boost Humboldt staffing

CalFire announced Tuesday it hired additional firefighters in Northern California due to the dry weather resembling peak fire season.

The Humboldt unit will receive an additional 10 firefighters to help suppress wildfires and protect public safety, according to a CalFire press release.

CalFire is asking everyone to be extra cautious to prevent wildfires. Fire prevention tips can be found at www.PreventWildfireCA.org, and evacuations tips are available at www.ReadyForWildfire.org.