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By Kim Harris
Managing Editor 

Wildfire preparations are key for safety of all residents


Last updated 5/16/2019 at 7:08pm

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This Cal Fire Fire Hazard Severity Zone Map shows most of southwest Riverside County is at a moderate to high risk for severe wildfires.

Wildfire is no joke in Southern California as the Holy Fire in 2018 reminded those who call Lake Elsinore home. As residents of the city and much of southwest Riverside County watched the steady march of the blaze over the hills in the Cleveland National Forest from Orange County into the backyards of homes in Lake Elsinore, many were reminded, on short notice, how important wildfire preparedness really is.

A recent report in the Ventura County Star, the newspaper that serves part of the area where the Woolsey Fire destroyed more than 400 homes in 2018, said that more than 2.7 million Cali...

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