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An unwatered tree burns as quickly as newspaper, according the National Fire Protection Association. Credit: National Fire Protection Association

Put a Freeze on Winter Holiday Home Fires

| 11:37 AM

The holidays can be a joyous time, but only if you prevent winter weather-related house fires. How big a danger is this? According to the National Fire Protection Association, between 2010 and 2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 210 home fires per year that started with Christmas trees. These fires caused an […]

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VIDEO: Tour the Rose Canyon Fault – San Diego’s Biggest Earthquake Threat

| 10:34 AM

We know all about the San Andreas Fault. But there’s a lesser known fault running through the heart of the San Diego, and it has the attention of emergency planners. A geology professor at San Diego State University shows us where you can see signs of the Rose Canyon Fault and how dangerous it could be.

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VIDEO: Earn the Perfect 10 of Preparedness

| 11:27 AM

While we hope there won’t ever be an ultimate “test” of our personal preparedness for a natural or man-made emergency, the County urges you to take 10 easy steps that will help you be ready if disaster strikes.

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Make Pets Part of Your Disaster Plan

| 4:19 PM

Could you and your family evacuate in 15 minutes or less? September is National Preparedness Month and just as you prepare your family for a disaster, the same can be done for your furry family members—dogs, cats and other animals both large and small.

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Desert Quake Reminds San Diegans to be Prepared

| 8:21 AM

Earthquakes can strike at any moment, without warning, and Friday’s incident is a reminder to be ready. Being prepared can make all the difference for the safety and survival of you and your family in a major disaster.