Archive | November, 2011

“Inside Slider” Weather Pattern in Orange County

Hurricane-force winds are hitting Southern California, with 60+ mph winds gusting through our counties, and 80 mph winds through our mountain regions. These can cause trees and power lines to fall, which can cause severe property damage. Scattered thunderstorms are said to follow, causing even further damage to homes and commercial properties. (more…)

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Newport Beach Business Fire Caused by Discarded Cigarette

Orange County business owners: Do you know how long your business could survive if your building was damaged by fire? You don’t have to own the building to be affected by a fire, and being able to continue fulfilling your responsibilities to your clients will still be a priority. No business is immune. Fires don’t […]

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What to Do in the Event of a House Fire

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 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. In the U.S. alone, […]

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House Fire in Stanton; Pets Unable to be Rescued

If you were traveling down the 5 and 55 interchange earlier today, you may have noticed smoke in the near distance. If so, it was a residential fire in Stanton, where eight fire engines and two trucks were called to extinguish the fire. Luckily no one was killed, but two occupants of the house were […]

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Be Sure Your Clothes Dryer Isn’t a Fire Hazard!

If you’re reading this and you live in the U.S., it is safe to assume you use a washer and dryer to clean and dry your clothes. If you live in an apartment, you may not own your own washer and dryer, and perhaps if you’re living out in the clean air of Montana or […]

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Orange County Thanksgiving Fire Safety Tips

We’ve already written about how kitchen fires are responsible for most residential fires, but this is a special Thanksgiving edition. Whether you’re hosting or visiting family this Thanksgiving, there’s a lot of cooking going on in Orange County. We’re hoping these simple tips will help make sure your Black Friday has everything to do with […]

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Flat Roofs on Orange County Homes May Be Prone to Leaks

Many custom homes in Orange County are built with contemporary styling, and to many architects of the modernist home, this means adding a flat roof. But not all homes with flat roofs are contemporary; some Craftsman, Art Deco and Southwestern style homes also have roofs without any pitch whatsoever. There are also many commercial buildings, […]

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How to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Another source of unnecessary deaths in winter months is carbon monoxide poisoning, which can be emitted from any fuel-burning appliances in the home, including furnaces and fireplaces. It’s called an “invisible killer” because carbon monoxide is odorless, colorless and poisonous. You know when people say “I can smell gas”? The gas company actually adds that […]

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How to Prevent House Fires Caused by Heating

Just after 6:00 this morning, firefighters put out a blaze in a motor home near a salvage yard in Santa Ana. Sadly, a body was found inside. According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA), home fires spike in winter months. Cooking and home heating are the leading causes of residential fires during the winter. […]

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Buena Park Apartment Complex Fire – No Smoke Alarms

First of all, we’d like to commend the speed and skill of the Orange County Fire Authority in responding to this apartment block fire last night, where they rescued all tenants with only one serious burn injury. We also want to recognize the courageous construction crew that tried to save that woman who ended up […]

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