In advance of strong winds and possible record heat, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has strategically prepositioned critical fire resources to include fire engines, firefighters, hand crews, water tenders, dispatchers and overhead staff in Orange County.
The prepositioned fire resources include:
Orange County: 3 Cal OES Type 3 Engines, 2 Local Government Type 3 Engines, 1 Local Government Type 2 Water Tender, 1 Local Government Type 2 IA Crew, 1 Dispatchers
The National Weather Service is forecasting potential extreme fire weather over parts of Southern California, including strong winds over the next 24 hours. According to National Weather Service Los Angeles, wind gusts are expected between 30-50 mph and a heat advisory is warned through Friday afternoon.
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The public is urged to remain aware of their surrounding conditions and to avoid outdoor activities that can cause a spark near dry vegetation, such as yard work, target shooting, or campfires and follow local fire restrictions. The public is also reminded to have an emergency plan in place, emergency preparedness kits at home and vehicles full of fuel. Sign-up for emergency alerts, listen to local authorities and warnings, and be prepared to evacuate if necessary.
The Cal OES Warning Center and State Operations Center will monitor conditions and be ready for further resource requests as necessary.