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La Jolla Library hosts wildfire preparedness panel: ‘Don’t think because you’re in a beach area, that you’re safe’

La Jolla Library hosts wildfire preparedness panel: ‘Don’t think because you’re in a beach area, that you’re safe’

As the largest wildfire in California’s history raged in Mendocino County, which as of press date has burned over 28,000 acres, killed one firefighter and is 67 percent contained, Congress member Scott Peters’ office (D-CA 52nd District) organized a wildlife preparedness panel discussion Aug. 7 at the La Jolla Riford Library.

“Don’t think because you’re in a beach area, that you’re safe. It’s 91 degrees and dry outside. The weather is doing nothing to help us with the vegetation (that fuels fires),” said San Diego Fire and Rescue Deputy Fire Chief Doug Perry. “I wish I had good news for you, but I don’t. If you think wildfire has been an issue in the past, I’m telling you this...

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