Last month, an Oakley man died when a fire virtually destroyed a home that fire fighters described as “hoarder-like.” In October, two people lost their lives in October from a fire triggered by hoarding. According to fire officials on the scene, the hoarding situation was so bad that it took them a while to even realize there was a second fatality.
Intense hurricane-force Santa Ana winds and dry conditions combined to whip multiple fires across Southern California this week. The winds continued to frustrate firefighters by rapidly and unpredictably spreading the fires.
Late-week forecasts called for potentially more trouble with wind speeds reaching as high as 90 mph in some parts of San Diego, while other areas were predicted to experience wind speeds between 30-65 mph.
Earlier this year, a 65-year-old Clairemont man suffered a heart attack inside his home. Thankfully for him, a family friend who had learned CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) 15 years ago was with him, used her knowledge and was able to save his life.
Stories like this are not unusual. In this issue, we’ll talk a little bit about why its important you and as many people as possible know CPR and First Aid, and tell you where you can enroll in classes.
If your home has a gas furnace, it’s crucial that you make sure it’s in good working condition before you turn it on when the cooler temperatures arrive.
In this issue, we’ll tell you how you can make sure your gas furnace is good-to-go this winter.
Space heaters are a popular choice for many of us when the cooler temperatures arrive. But just how safe are space heaters? We’ll talk about it in this issue.
Last year, an elderly couple lost their lives from a home fire sparked by Christmas tree lights. According to officials, a strand of old lights on their tree failed. Also, there were several gifts under the tree and Duraflame logs nearby.
In this issue, we’ll share information on how you can prevent a similar tragedy from occurring in your household this holiday season.
Earlier this month, a devastating home fire resulted in 31 people being left homeless. The fire was triggered by an unattended candle, which is actually a common cause for home fires.
In this issue, we’ll talk more about the fire, talk about the most common causes of home fires and provide safety tips for handling candles.
The holiday season is officially upon us, and while this time of year is a fantastic opportunity to get together with family and friends, it’s also a potentially dangerous time for home fires.
If you think we’re being alarmists, consider that nearly 47,000 fires occur during the winter holidays, claiming over 500 lives.
In this issue, we’ll talk about ways to prevent fires from starting during the Thanksgiving celebration.
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