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Extremely Dry Winter Means Increased Fire Risk Statewide

This is one of the driest winters on record, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. This is due to the lack of precipitation across the state, which is over 80% lower than normal. Although the temperatures are dropping at night, daytime temperatures have soared above 80 degrees Fahrenheit over the last […]

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More Wind Coming to Orange County

Yes, the winter windstorms in Orange County, Los Angeles and the Inland Empire have not finished with us yet. The National Weather Service reports that another “inside slider” is going to move into the region tomorrow and Friday. (more…)

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Another Fire Caused by Candles, No Batteries in Smoke Detector

When it comes to things that can cause fire, we urge people to take the extra time to make sure they deal with them in the proper manner. That means not throwing ashtray contents into the trash bin at the end of the night, and making sure all candles are extinguished and space heaters are […]

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Wind Still Affecting Orange County – Fire Warning

If you are expecting the winds to have left the Southland, you’ll be disappointed. Residents in some areas are still waiting for power to be restored, and many areas will have to be patient while waiting for the winds to die down. The National Weather Service issued a red-flag warning today for the mountains of […]

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Hurricane Winds Predicted for Orange County

The “inside slider” weather pattern, as the National Weather Service calls it, could hit twice more this weekend and even continue into early next week. Weather Service meteorologist Miguel Miller says three inside sliders in five days is a not unheard of, but a little out of the ordinary. Gusts reached almost 100 miles an […]

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“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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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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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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Red Flag Warning For High Winds in Orange County

It may be getting colder in the mornings, but that doesn’t mean wildfires aren’t still a danger. In fact, we’ve had Santa Ana winds lately, and those dry winds combined with the sun-dried hillsides in parts of Orange County are prime for wildfire action. Case in point: This morning a brush fire burned about five […]

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Orange County Manufacturing Plant Burns – Is Your Business Prepared?

Early this morning Bench 2 Bench Technologies on S. State College Boulevard in Fullerton caught fire, bringing firefighters just after 3:00 am, according to Fullerton Fire Department Division Chief Tom Schultz. Bench 2 Bench is a high-density circuit interconnects manufacturing plant. The firefighters determined that the fire started in the manufacturing area, and the sprinklers helped […]

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