Entries by Amanda Rogers

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‘We got lucky’: inside California’s strangely quiet wildfire year | Corona, CA

Gabrielle Canon | Fri 23 Dec 2022 02.00 EST In California, a state that’s grown accustomed to months of smoky skies, mass evacuations and the ever-present fear of wildfire, 2022 felt unusual. Summer came and went, the weather warmed, and the hillsides yellowed across the state, while residents held their breath. But a giant blaze […]

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Designing Your Fire Suppression System | Corona, CA

When it comes to protecting your home from fire, it is important that you consider a suppression system custom-tailored to your particular home. Fire suppression systems are determined by federal, state, or local codes – laws which dictate certain suppression requirements depending on the type of materials and nature of the environment. And one area […]

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‘We got really lucky’: Why California escaped another destructive fire season in 2022 | Corona, CA

BY HAYLEY SMITH – STAFF WRITER | NOV. 19, 2022 UPDATED 7:37 AM PT Despite months of warnings fueled by extreme heat and drought-desiccated conditions, California’s deadly fire season ended with remarkably little area burned, with just 362,403 acres scorched in 2022, compared with more than 2.5 million acres the year prior. Standing in a […]

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No emergency outages after Santa Ana winds prompted Southern California fire danger warnings | Corona, CA

BY ALEXANDRA E. PETRI, GREGORY YEE | OCT. 24, 2022 UPDATED 8:56 PM PT Large parts of Southern California were hit with Santa Ana winds Monday, prompting warnings of possible public safety power outages for tens of thousands of residents, but no shutoffs were required. National Weather Service wind advisories for portions of the Inland […]

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Smoke from Western Fires Fuels Dangerous Air Quality | Corona, CA

Over 90 large fires across seven states are triggering alerts over poor air By Zach Rosenthal | September 13, 2022 at 1:56 p.m. EDT Dangerous blazes continue to spread across the West, with 93 large fires burning in seven states. As smoke plumes rise into the skies, alerts for hazardous air quality are in effect […]

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Preparing Your Suppression Systems for Wildfire Season | Corona, CA

Now that we are beginning to change from hot summer months to cooler autumn ones, it is important to prepare for the weather changes in order to keep all suppression systems going. After all, it is important for everyone to be prepared for any accident that may occur as a result of unnecessary neglect. This […]

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Fire burning near Castaic shuts down 5 Freeway, prompts evacuations amid triple-digit heat | Corona, CA

BY CHRISTIAN MARTINEZSTAFF WRITER | AUG. 31, 2022 UPDATED 5:20 PM PT A wildfire near Castaic prompted mandatory evacuations and the closure of all lanes of the 5 Freeway on Wednesday afternoon as triple-digit temperatures hit Southern California. The Route fire was first reported just after noon and was burning along the freeway near Lake […]

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Cooking Safety Tips for Older Adults | Corona, CA

We all want to feel safe in our own homes. It’s a sanctuary away from all of the outside world’s madness. We kick off our shoes, fix ourselves a nice hot meal and curl up on the couch with our favorite relaxing pastime. We keep a first aid kit handy, lock our doors, we keep […]