It’s starting and, as usual, it’s starting when the temperatures are at their highest in the summer. Hopefully, temperatures will be cooling soon for Orange County and the Inland Empire, but more importantly, we hope the wildfires calm down.
The Perris wildfire yesterday not only slowed traffic on the 215, it burned about 110 acres before it was contained. Luckily, the fire didn’t threaten any structures, so no one needed to be evacuated and thankfully no one was injured. The 29 brave firefighters, nine fire engines, and two aircraft were able to put out the fire and stop it from spreading.
Right now, a brush fire is burning north of Escondido, in the area north of Deer Springs Road and Champagne Boulevard near Interstate 15. Champagne Boulevard has been closed for almost two hours now, and we have no further information about when it could be reopened or if the fire has been contained.
To help Orange County residents and business owners prepare for fires, we recommend the following:
- An emergency evacuation plan for your home or business, that all family members/employees are familiar with
- All of your important information saved in a fire-proof safe and ideally off-site, as in a computer backup
- Business owners should have a strategic plan to minimize business interruption if a fire destroys your property
- The number of a specialized fire restoration company to help you if your home or business is affected by a wildfire or other type of fire
We are licensed, bonded, and insured contractors as well as restoration experts. That means that when we restore your property, we have the knowledge, the tools and the skill to actually get your home or business back to how it was before the damage, not just a pale imitation.
The wildfires aren’t anywhere near done with us yet this year! There’s no rain on the horizon to dampen down all of this dry brush that is just fuel for any spark. Please keep our number handy, and be safe!