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Enjoy Your Summer Safely | Corona, CA

Let’s face it – we all love the summertime fun that commences once the days get longer. The BBQs, vacations and recreational outdoor sports are just the beginning of the fun the summer season holds. But while we are enjoying ourselves with friends and family, it is important to keep fire safety in mind. Today, we are going to break down some fire safety tips to prepare for so that everyone has a great time in the summer sun…

When it’s time to grill:

  • Check the connection between the propane tank and the fuel line to ensure they aren’t blocked.
  • Do not overfill the propane tank.
  • Do not wear loose clothing while cooking at a barbecue.
  • Be careful when using lighter fluid. Do not add fluid to an already lit fire.
  • Keep all matches and lighters away from children. Teach your children to report any loose matches or lighters to an adult immediately. Supervise children around outdoor grills.
  • Dispose of hot coals properly – douse them with plenty of water ensure the fire is out.
  • Never barbecue in enclosed areas – carbon monoxide could be produced.
  • Make sure everyone knows to Stop, Drop and Roll in case a piece of clothing does catch fire. Call 911 if a burn warrants serious medical attention.

When you’re out camping:

  • Build campfires where they will not spread, away from dry grass and leaves.
  • Keep campfires small, and don’t let them get out of hand.
  • Keep plenty of water and a shovel around to douse the fire when you’re done. Stir it and douse it again with water.
  • Never leave campfires unattended.

For more information about summertime fire safety, call CJ Suppression at 888-821-2334 or visit the website at www.cjsuppression.com.

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Breaking News: Perris Fire Status Report | Corona, CA

By GAIL WESSON | gwesson@scng.com and ALI TADAYON | atadayon@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise

PUBLISHED: July 13, 2017 at 3:49 pm | UPDATED: July 13, 2017 at 5:01 pm

A fire in a rural area of Perris has charred 5 to 10 acres and destroyed several outbuildings — but by 3:45 p.m. Thursday, July 13, the forward rate of spread had stopped, according to Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Division Chief Geoff Pemberton.

The fire was reported at 2:14 p.m. Thursday near West Seventh Street and Park Avenue and is called the Navajo fire, according to a county fire news release. Navajo Road, a major street, intersects Highway 74 to the northwest.

Several structures that were presumed to be uninhabited — and were neither residential or commercial buildings — had burned in the fire, Pemberton said. No one was injured.

Pemberton said there were nearby homeless encampments, but he didn’t know if any was affected.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The structures that burned were on private property, and the property owner was notified, Pemberton said. About 15 nearby homes were briefly evacuated and firefighters performed “structure defense” to protect them.

There are scattered homes on large lots and open fields on the west side of Park and Perris Elementary School, and housing tracts on the east side of Park.

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Summer is a very dangerous time of year, especially where we live. It is important to make sure you and yours are informed as to what to do in case a fire breaks out unexpectedly. Stay safe and enjoy these summer days!

For more information about summertime fire safety, call CJ Suppression at 888-821-2334 or visit the website at www.cjsuppression.com.

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