Fire season is here
Well, fire season is here. The weather is over 100 degrees and it's muggy. Fires are erupting left and right. As of now we are hearing a lot about the massive Apple Fire that burned out of control in Riverside county. It burned over 28,085 acres of tall grass, timber and took some homes along the way.
Fires have been spreading quickly and the air quality has become very unhealthy in the surrounding areas. During times like these the best thing to do if a fire is getting close to home are:
- If possible clear all the brush around your home, trim your trees and dispose of them properly.
-Prepare an Emergency 72 hoir pack with things like a flashlight, first aid kit, radio and essentials. Have it ready for grab and go.
-Stay home and avoid outside activities especially if you suffer from asthma, heart disease or have respiratory problems.
-Now more than ever wear your mask.
-Lastly, have an evacuation plan ready for you and your family including pets in case of an emergency.
Fires are very real and they come fast! Fires spread very quickly and it's always best to be prepared.
Timing is everything! In case a fire gets close and an evacuation order is in place there won't be time to go back and grab things like your valuables or even save your beloved pets. This is the main reason you should practice with your family and pets that once the fire alarm/evacuation order goes off proceed with the practiced exit plan.
Here at SERVPRO of Highland/North Redlands we would like to thank all firefighters and first responders for everything they are doing during these hard times and for helping save homes during the process. Thank you!