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Cal Fire increases staffing due to Red Flag warning (strong winds) Sunday through Wednesday that will elevate fire danger


Saturday, January 11th, 2014
Issue 02, Volume 18.
Debbie Ramsey
Managing Editor


The California Dept. of Forestry (Cal Fire) has announced it is increasing its staffing levels in preparation for strong wind conditions that are expected to prevail in San Diego and Riverside counties tomorrow (Sun., Jan. 12) through Wednesday night, Jan. 15.

"A Red Flag Warning for a moderate to strong Santa Ana Wind event along with low humidity is expected Sunday evening through Wednesday afternoon. Wind gusts of up to 50 mph are likely with some isolated gusts of 65 mph on some ridge tops and canyons.

'"Though Cal Fire has year-round staffing in Southern California, these conditions warrant adding additional resources on for the duration of the Red Flag conditions that bring an elevated threat of wildfire," said Chief Dale Hutchinson, Cal Fire's Southern Region Chief. Cal Fire has placed additional firefighters on duty to staff extra Advertisement
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equipment to augment normal staffing levels in the areas affected.

"Cal Fire is asking everyone to be extra cautious during the heightened fire danger period in order to prevent wildfires. One less spark means one less wildfire."

In addition, Cal Fire offered the following fire prevention tips:

∑ Donít mow or trim dry grass on windy days

∑ Never pull your vehicle over in dry grass

∑ Never burn landscape debris like leaves or branches on NO Burn Days or when itís windy

∑ Target shoot only in approved areas, use lead ammunition only, and never at metal targets

∑ Ensure campfires are allowed, and if so, be sure to extinguish them completely

∑ Make sure all portable gasoline-powered equipment have spark arresters

∑ Report any suspicious activities to prevent arson

For more fire prevention tips visit www.PreventWildfireCA.org and for evacuation tips visit www.ReadyForWildfire.org.


 

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Comment #1 | Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 12:26 pm
Oh great.....
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Comment #2 | Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 4:13 pm
Worst fire season ever!
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Comment #3 | Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 5:21 pm
Haven't seen any wind yet....did they cancel the alert?
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Comment #4 | Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 10:01 am
there here......
at least it isn't too bad....yet.
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Comment #5 | Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm
I'm surprised Camp Pendleton didn't announce a huge military operation....and CALFire a "controlled" burn.......

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