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The Burn Institute wants residents to be prepared for a wildfire


Last updated 7/24/2017 at Noon

SAN DIEGO – The Jennings Fire in East County July 11 was a grim reminder that a wildfire can strike at any moment. With extremely high temperatures and ample amounts of dry brush, the San Diego area is at a heightened risk. The Burn Institute urges San Diego County residents to stop, think, prepare and practice what their family would do in the event of a wildfire.

“If you live in an area close to a canyon or open bush land, then you are at a higher risk of experiencing the consequences of a wildfire," said Susan Day, executive director of the Burn Institute. "During wildfires, evacuat...

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