How wildfire spreads and threatens homes …

Last month, I talked about fire behavior and how its travel and spread can be reduced around your home. We, the fire community,...

Fire & Forest: Protecting your deck from fire protects the house …

As we continue with another Southern California winter, are we all asking, “Where is this El Nino?” Who does not enjoy sitting, relaxing or working...

Fire & Forest: The epitome of volunteerism — Woodies …

Volunteerism: There are several definitions of this effort. One is the act or practice of doing volunteer work in community service. Others are the...

Fire & Forest: Fire prevention is year round …

As we roll into December, many of us have just enjoyed a Thanksgiving with friends or family, gone to see the annual town tree...

Fire & Forest: Lessons from 2015 fire season …

At several of this summer’s larger vegetation fires, the Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council was represented. MCFSC Vice President Norm Walker was assigned as...

Fire & Forest: Thoughts about fire abatement and drought …

A few months back at a Mountain communities Fire Safe Council board meeting, we discussed putting together some questions to present to our local...

Fire and Forest: Rainfall is unpredictable; fire abatement constant …

By Chris Kramer Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council President A couple of weeks ago, we enjoyed a weekend rain, a nice change from our dry year...

Fire and Forest: How do we compare to other forest areas? …

How many of us have visited a forest outside of Southern California? Many of these have amenities very similar to ours: campgrounds, hiking trails, lakes...

Fire and Forest: Buy local firewood — keep pests off the Hill …

Around the house we can always find pests that are more of a nuisance in our everyday lives than they are damaging — irritants...

Fire & Forest: Fire abatement protects your home …

I am asking board members to write on various topics for this column. Doris Lombard has timely information and thoughts on maintaining defensible space. Here...
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