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Resources to cover wildfire season: Tips for homeowners to prepare homes, evacuate
July 19, 2013 – During the last few months, Southern California has witnessed a number of damaging wildfires fueled by triple-digit temperatures, strong, gusty winds, and drought-like conditions. According to fire officials, the recent Mountain Fire southwest of Palm Springs has burned more than 20,000 acres, evacuated more than 6,000 residents and has destroyed several homes.
Wildfire safety experts from the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Firewise® Communities Program and the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ (IAFC) Ready, Set, Go! Program encourage residents to prepare their homes for a wildfire, maintain a situational awareness of the fire and evacuate if called to do so. Continue reading