As of July 4th, authorities reported that an eastern Moreno Valley brush fire that consumed over 140 acres was 95 percent contained. The City News Service reports as follows:
“The Merwin Fire has not consumed additional acreage since Wednesday night, said the Riverside County Fire Department’s Jody Hagemann. Firefighters have made progress in digging a brush-free zone around the blaze.
More than 200 firefighters were working to encircle the blaze, which started at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday in the lightly populated area about two miles south of state Route 60, near the intersection of Campbell Avenue and Merwin Street.
Two firefighters suffered minor injuries. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, Hagemann said.”
Fire damage can very well be partpart of everyday life in the Inland Empire. It can be extremely important to keep the following information in mind to make sure that you, your family, and your home are guarded should wildfire strike. You should make sure that…
- All rooms in the house have a fire alarm with fresh batteries
- Your home has a readily accessible fire extinguisher
- The yard around your houseis free of dry brush
- You have an evacuation plan figured outwith your loved ones
- Your property is covered for wildfires by your insurance company.
- You’re awareof the reporting protocol for your insurance company.
- You allow a fire restoration service to handle the rest.
No. You probably won’t prevent the next wildfire that threatens the Inland Empire, but you can keep you and your family secure for when such a fire breaks out. By taking these relatively simple steps and following them through, you can ensure that you, your family, and your property are given the best defense against wildfire and fire damage you can get.