Wildfires are getting bigger every year; the best thing you can do is prepare

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Brown skies and red sunsets. Ash falling from the sky like snowflakes. Smoke traveling from California to New York. Wildfires in California have become a seasonal phenomenon that seems to grow by the year. Drought, heat, changing weather patterns, encroachment into the so-called urban wildland interface — all these are factors have changed the fundamental nature of fires, management and suppression in California. To help residents, groups like Ready OC, Orange County’s emergency preparedness resource, stand in the gap with vital information. Consider: Since California started recording fire incidents in 1932, the 10 worst fire seasons have happened since 2000 In…


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