Share this article!

Welcome back to the Real Estate newsletter. It’s the middle of September, and it’s simply too hot.

Not just the market (which is plenty hot), but the weather. With heat comes dryness, and with dryness comes fires. With more than 2 million acres already burned this year, Californians are bracing for a fire season that could rage deep into the fall.

In response, The Times whipped up a guide for everything you need to know about house hunting during fire season, including ways to assess a neighborhood’s wildfire risk and strategies to help mitigate the danger.