Right now there are several fires raging across California. As we write this, the BART public transport system has been shut down in the Oakland area of San Francisco. There are people’s houses being burnt to the ground as we speak and, as that happens, all of their important documents are being destroyed. Those documents would have helped them to gain everything they deserve when they file an insurance claim. [Read more…]
It may seem like a simple subject, but with all the turkeys in the oven tomorrow, drinking and general carrying on, we want to make sure that everyone has the rules fresh in their mind for escaping a house fire. These are some very simple steps that can save lives—and they have.
Just in the United States, more than 2,500 people die and 12,600 are injured in home fires every year, with direct property loss due to home fires estimated at $7.3 billion annually. And the sad fact is that home fires can be prevented! [Read more…]
The East Coast remains flooded, but it’s dry as a bone out here in California. Just yesterday, the Highland Community News reported that the past week has been a very busy one for not just CAL FIRE, but for firefighters throughout the state. Apparently, there’s been a substantial increase in large wildfire activity, and despite slightly cooler temperatures, fires are still prone to starting.
Why? Because humidity levels continue to be low in most areas, and the recent heat has cooked all of the moisture out of the dense vegetation, making our usual fall-season tinderbox on hillsides. The fire danger remains HIGH.
Firefighters encourage Southern Californians to remain on guard and cautious, and be very careful in Labor Day barbecues and other events and gatherings where sparks can spread and create fires. Nothing will ruin a celebration more than a house fire, or a wildfire raging dangerously close to a populated area. [Read more…]