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Fire experts urge resident to prepare for wildfire season

The season of fires is considered all year round in California for fire experts. This is evident in the Laguna Niguel area of ​​Orange County in Southern California, as a 200-acre fire broke out more than two dozen homes. As the year gets hotter and drier, firefighters in Northern California say residents are starting to prepare now. Residents living in fire-prone areas should rely on creating a protective space to help protect their homes from fires. Brian Estes, head of Cal Fire’s Nevada-Yuba-Placer unit, said the coastal fire is a good example of the year-round California wildfire and a signal for the coming year of wildfires: a potential worse than last year. “We are seeing an increase in the number of starts or ignitions. We are seeing faster, more volatile fires, but Cal Fire’s mission has always been and always will be to reduce 95% of our fires to 10 acres or less,” Estes said. This week, the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department hosted training at Fair Oaks on how to better coordinate and protect homes within the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) as wildfire season approaches. “Metro Fire to Canyon “pulls to the north side of Lake Natoma and the American River,” said Grant Russel, head of battalion at Metro Fire. “The fuel we have down here in the valley is mostly lighter, more fancy fuel, and as you start to climb the foothills,” Russell said. the same goes for the need for a defensive space. “with rain and snow and dry weather – a train of temperatures and conditions. This back-and-forth d did not allow suitable conditions for the control of burns. Related 2022 California Wildfire Preparedness Guide: What you need to know and how to stay safe

The season of fires is considered all year round in California for fire specialists.

This is evident in the Laguna Niguel area of ​​Orange County in Southern California, as a 200-acre fire hit more than two dozen homes. As the year gets hotter and drier, firefighters in Northern California say residents are starting to prepare now.

Residents living in fire-prone areas should rely on creating a protective space to help protect their homes from fires.

Brian Estes, head of Cal Fire’s Nevada-Yuba-Placer unit, said the coastal fire is a good example of the year-round California wildfire and a signal for the coming year of wildfires: a potential worse than last year.

“We are seeing an increase in the number of starts or ignitions. We are seeing faster, more volatile fires, but Cal Fire’s mission has always been and will always be to reduce 95% of our fires to 10 acres or less,” Estes said.

This week, the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District hosted training at Fair Oaks on how to better coordinate and protect homes within the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) as the wildfire season approaches.

“Which is one of our biggest Metro Fire hazards as the gorge stretches to the north side of Lake Natoma and the American River,” said Grant Russel, battalion leader at Metro Fire.

Russell also wants to remind residents that they can do their part by creating a defensive space if these fires occur outside the foothills.

“The fuel we have down here in the valley is mostly lighter, more fancy fuel and as you start to climb the foothills,” Russell said. “You start to get into the brush, the wood and the heavier fuel, so as the fuel changes, so does the need for defense space.”

Looking back on how it went last winter, fire officials describe it as one of the highs and lows, with rain and snow and dry weather – a train with temperatures and conditions. This back and forth did not allow for the right conditions for control burns.

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