The East Coast remains flooded, but it’s dry as a bone out here in California. Just yesterday, the Highland Community News reported that the past week has been a very busy one for not just CAL FIRE, but for firefighters throughout the state. Apparently, there’s been a substantial increase in large wildfire activity, and despite slightly cooler temperatures, fires are still prone to starting.
Why? Because humidity levels continue to be low in most areas, and the recent heat has cooked all of the moisture out of the dense vegetation, making our usual fall-season tinderbox on hillsides. The fire danger remains HIGH.
Firefighters encourage Southern Californians to remain on guard and cautious, and be very careful in Labor Day barbecues and other events and gatherings where sparks can spread and create fires. Nothing will ruin a celebration more than a house fire, or a wildfire raging dangerously close to a populated area.
There are many resources at California’s disposal to battle the existing and upcoming wildfires, including the following: over 2,260 firefighters, 135 fire engines, 61 fire crews, 16 helicopters and 10 bulldozers.
Right now, there’s an evacuation advisory in place for the Rancho Heights area, where a 300-acre fire is nearby, and only 60% contained. There are also fires raging near Lake Morena and in the San Bernadino area. Over 500 acres were burned by fire in Mentone and Menifee/Winchester, and are now 100% contained, thanks to CAL FIRE.
Unfortunately, these fires will affect homes and businesses in the Inland Empire, including San Bernadino, and we know that there’s nothing more devastating than losing your home or business. Let Paul Davis Restoration of the Inland Empire help you get your life back and your business back online as soon as possible. Our expertise in the field is second to none, and we are here for you 24/7; call now on 877-732-8471 or click here to use our online form.