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By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

September 25, 2017 (San Diego's East County) - Santa Ana winds are in the forecast, are you ready to be prepared in the event of a brush fire?   Warm temperatures, low humidity and off shore winds are elevating an existing high fire danger.

For those living in and near the hillsides, be vigilant, alert and stay tuned to your news source, TV or radio. Make certain you have your family critical papers, photos, phone data, pets and other valuables ready to evacuate if so directed.

Ready, Set, Go is an important program designed to help you and your family stay safe. The most unpredictable and dangerous fire you're likely to encounter is a wind-driven wildfire. As winds change intensity and direction, a wildfire can either lay down and smolder, or it can turn into a roaring freight train.

Knowing how to protect your home, your family, and when to leave in the event of a wildfire will be essential if you are to remain safe when disaster strikes. To help you better understand the issues related to preparing for a wind-driven wildfire and how to be Ready, Set, Go visit:

Ready, Set, Go!

*Note: The information in this article was compiled from various sources. These suggestions are not a complete list of every preventative or loss control measure. The information is not intended to replace additional safety manuals or the advice of another qualified professional(s). We make no guarantee of results from use of this information. We assume no liability in connection with the information nor the suggestions made.

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