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Smoldering vehicle following a wildfire.

Take Extra Precautions During Fire Weather Watch, Peak Fire Season

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Residents are asked to use extreme caution with fire sources such as power tools and cigarettes due to Santa Ana winds expected to sweep through San Diego County mountains and inland valleys Thursday and Friday. The arrival of the fall’s first Santa Ana is a reminder that it is peak fire season, and the region’s dry brush and grasses could potentially ignite a dangerous wildfire and threaten communities.

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VIDEO: CAL FIRE Prepares To Add New Aerial Attack Plane

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While San Diego has more locally stationed resources to fight fire from the air than any other region in the nation, CAL FIRE is always looking to improve emergency readiness.

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VIDEO: Meet Who Answers Your Call for Help

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CAL FIRE dispatchers are your first call for help if you have a medical emergency or a fire and live in Ramona, Ranchita, Deer Springs, or many other communities in the San Diego County Fire Authority district. Dispatchers like Patricia Wilson gather essential information from callers and send first responders to the scene of the emergency, all while staying calm and giving advice as needed.

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VIDEO: Time to Prepare for Wildfire in San Diego County

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CAL FIRE and the County Fire Authority say don’t let the rainy weather fool you … fire season will be here before you know it. You should have a plan and be prepared now to protect yourself, your home and your community. Learn more at readysandiego.org.