First off, if you are at home, you'll want to leave as soon as you are instructed to do so. Don't try to gather up everything. Don't try to spray your house with a garden hose. Just go! When conditions are dry, keep an ear on the local radio and TV stations so that you will hear the news, alerts and evacuation notices when they happen. Have a couple evacuation routes planned ahead of time. Try to head toward water, or better yet, get to the other side of a body of water and away from the fire.