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Hot Weather And Firestorms

8/24/2022 (Permalink)

A firestorm is an intense fire that develops its own wind system. The strong wind currents make it easy for the flames to spread and it also increases its potential to cause damage significantly. During the summer the chances of one occurring increase due to the natural hot weather. Areas close to the forest or places with dry vegetation are at a higher risk of being affected by a firestorm. It is key to always be prepared for a fire as they can begin so suddenly. Some important tips to better prepare yourself include

  • Have an emergency plan in place
  • Install smoke detectors, detecting a fire early on may prevent complications 
  • Inspect your home for potential fire hazards; being aware of their location can prevent a fire
  • Know the phone number of your nearest fire department; the sooner you call the faster they can arrive
  • If a fire occurs indoors if possible you can close the door of the area. This may slow the spread of the fire
  • Know the location of fire fighting equipment such as fire extinguishers
  • Evacuate your home if there is a wildfire nearby that may reach your home
  • Reduce or eliminate dry vegetation surrounding your home; dry vegetation is easily flammable
  • Don't try to fight a large fire
  • Be aware of your surroundings

No matter the location or size of a fire they are always dangerous. If you see there is a firestorm taking place then you should really remain on alert as they are very dangerous. In the event that you do receive fire damage then SERVPRO of Irwindale/Baldwin Park specializes in fire damage mitigation. We have the equipment and expertise to assist you with your situation and we always want to help. We can easily be reached at (626) 852-9922. We are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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