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Canyon Fire Burn Area Winter Preparedness | Corona, CA

When rainfall events are predicted, stay alert, and monitor information sources. Those living in this area should follow city information and think about what to do should they be asked to leave their homes.

Based off predicted rainfall amounts and the duration of time in which it will occur, the National Weather Service (NWS) may issue a Flash Flood Warning. Flash Flood Warnings will be given via television, radio and wireless emergency alerts if your device is compatible. In the event a Flash Flood Warning is issued for the Canyon Fire burn area, evacuation orders may be given. If you are told to evacuate, please adhere to these orders, as they are given to ensure your safety.

The City of Corona has a local notification system that will send telephone notifications to resident and business during an emergency. Only landlines are in the system. Register your cell phone number and select if you would like to receive an additional notification by email and/or text. Visit www.CoronaCA.gov/ENS to register!

Remember when rainfall events are predicted regardless how large or small, stay vigilant as weather can change quickly.

In preparation for upcoming storms, up to ten free pre-filled sandbags are available for Corona residents at Santana Park. There are also sandbags at Fire Station #5 at Canyon Crest for residents of the Canyon Fire burn area.

  • Santana Park: 598 Santana Way
  • Fire Station #5: 1200 Canyon Crest Drive

It is important to remember areas within and downslope of the Canyon Fire burned areas have an increased risk of erosion, flash flooding and debris flows. Remember when rainfall events are predicted regardless how large or small, stay vigilant as weather can change quickly.

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

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Prepare for Anything: Evacuation Edition | Corona, CA

It seems everywhere we look, there is a wildfire threatening some part of California. Not only is it sweeping through forests and other wildlife, but residential areas are becoming affected, leaving many family’s without shelter due to evacuation. Being prepared for evacuation is not only going to make you feel better but will also help keep your family calm during these stressful times. Here is a checklist of things you should keep in mind during these summer dangers:

Inside the House

  • Shut all windows and doors, leaving them unlocked.
  • Remove flammable window shades, curtains and close metal shutters.
  • Remove lightweight curtains.
  • Move flammable furniture to the center of the room, away from windows and doors.
  • Shut off gas at the meter; turn off pilot lights.
  • Leave your lights on so firefighters can see your house under smoky conditions.
  • Shut off the air conditioning.

Outside

  • Gather up flammable items from the exterior of the house and bring them inside (patio furniture, children’s toys, door mats, trash cans, etc.) or place them in your pool.
  • Turn off propane tanks and move BBQ away from structures.
  • Connect garden hoses to outside water valves or spigots for use by firefighters. Fill water buckets and place them around the house.
  • Leave exterior lights on so your home is visible to firefighters in the smoke or darkness of night.
  • Put your emergency supply kit in your vehicle.
  • Have a ladder available for firefighters to quickly access your roof.
  • Seal attic and ground vents with pre-cut plywood or commercial seals.

Animals

  • Locate your pets and keep them nearby.
  • Prepare farm animals for transport and think about moving them to a safe location early.

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

CJ Suppression proudly serves Corona and all surrounding areas.

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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