It’s starting and, as usual, it’s starting when the temperatures are at their highest in the summer. Hopefully, temperatures will be cooling soon for us out here in the Inland Empire, but more importantly, we hope that the wildfires calm down.
From the Perris wildfire yesterday that not only slowed traffic on the 215, it burned about 110 acres before it was contained. Luckily, the fire didn’t threaten any structures, so no one needed to be evacuated, and no one was injured. But the 29 brave firefighters, nine fire engines and two aircraft were able to put out the fire and stop it from spreading.
Right now, a brush fire is burning north of Escondido, in the area north of Deer Springs Road and Champagne Boulevard near Interstate 15. Champagne Boulevard has been closed for almost two hours now, and we have no further information about when it could be reopened, or if the fire has been contained.
What does this mean for residents and business owners? It means that you should have the following:
- An emergency evacuation plan for your home or business, that all family members/employees are familiar with
- All of your important information saved in a fire-proof safe and ideally off-site, as in a computer backup
- Business owners should have a strategic plan to minimize business interruption if a fire does destroy your property
- The number of a specialized fire restoration company to help you if your home or business is affected by a wild or other type of fire
We are licensed, bonded and insured contractors as well as restoration experts. That means that when we restore your property, we have the knowledge, the tools and the skill to actually get your home or business back to how it was before the damage, not just a pale imitation.
The wildfires aren’t anywhere near done with us yet this year! There’s no rain on the horizon to dampen down all of this dry brush that is just fuel for any spark. Please keep our number handy, and be safe! (877) 732-8471