As the wildfires in Oregon and California continue to rage across the US, pets are in the crosshairs of the fires, too.
The state is in the midst of a major drought that has forced many to ration water and cut back on food.
A number of states are experiencing a new wave of wildfires, with more than 500 confirmed wildfires and hundreds more under investigation.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said on Monday that it would ban the use of pet food in homes until further notice.
The department said it would restrict pet food to pets only.
The ban, which takes effect Wednesday, will only apply to pets under the age of 18, who will be required to remain at home with their owner.
Pets can be kept inside if they’re kept in a “safe area,” according to a statement from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Pets under the care of a shelter will also be allowed to stay in their homes until they’re inspected and released.
The agency also said it was working with the U.S. Forest Service to develop guidelines for pet owners on how to prevent fires.