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Wildfire preparedness critical to save lives, property


Last updated 12/15/2017 at 3:05pm

Here in Southern California wildfire is always a risk. But, recent fires in Murrieta and the Fallbrook area should serve as a reminder of how important it is to be ready should a wildfire occur.

A good place to start is at the website,, where readers can download Cal Fire's Ready for Wildfire app. The app includes checklists with steps for everything from defensible space to evacuation plans, wildfire texts and push notifications and a fire map showing all active fires within the area.

Defensible Space

According to Cal Fire, in January 2...

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