OC Told to Prep for Evacuations as Temperatures Climb Again - NBC Southern California

OC Told to Prep for Evacuations as Temperatures Climb Again

"If you live near a wildland interface, be prepared and leave when asked"

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    OC Told to Prep for Evacuations as Temperatures Climb Again
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    ANAHEIM HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 09: The DC-10 VLAT, or Very Large Air Tanker, makes a drop between Santiago Canyon Road and Cowan Heights Monday afternoon while trying to slow the spread of the Canyon Fire 2 on October 9th, 2017 in Anaheim Hills, California. At least six homes were burning by strong Santa Ana Winds forcing evacuations. Officials are warning the public to prepare for such fires as temperatures rise. (Photo by Stuart Palley/ Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

    With high temperatures forecast for this week, Orange County Fire Authority officials are warning people who live where urban areas meet wildlands to be ready to evacuate should brushfires threaten their homes.

    "If you live near a wildland interface, be prepared and leave when asked," OCFA Capt. Steve Concialdi said.

    "Remember the Five P's," Concialdi said. "Prescription medications, Personal computers, photos, papers and pets."

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    Meanwhile, OCFA firefighters are providing mutual aide at major brushfires throughout California, including the Mendocino Complex, Creek, Carr, Terina and Cougar fires, he said.

    OCFA takes part in the State Master Mutual Aide Plan, which means firefighters from around the state also come to Orange County when needed, Concialdi said. And, despite the mutual aide assignments, all Orange County fire stations are fully staffed."

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