High winds, warmer temperatures and extremely low humidity have combined to create the perfect environment for fires to start and spread throughout Orange County today. The National Weather Service believes sustained winds will blow at around 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph, bringing potential for extreme fire behavior and have therefor issued a red-flag warning across the county until late this afternoon.
- Never pull over in dry grass.
- Ensure trailer chains don't drag on the ground.
- Make sure your vehicle is properly maintained.
- Have proper tire pressure to avoid driving on wheel rim.
- Never let your brake pads wear too thin.
Home owners should take the following precautions while a red-flag warning is in effect:
- Residents should make sure they have 100 feet of defensible space around structures.
- Clear dead weeds and vegetation.
- Remove leaves and needles from gutters.
- Trim branches 6 feet from the ground.
- Never mow or trim dry grass on a Red Flag Warning Day. (Mow before 10 a.m. on a day when its not hot and windy).
- Never use lawn mowers in dry vegetation.
Should you or someone you has been injured because of a car or premises liability accident, it is in your best interest to contact a competent personal injury attorney. It is often the case that another driver or property owner will deny any responsibility or wrongdoing for the incident. I can meet with you or the victim and determine the liability of the driver or property owner and any potential insurance company. Cohn & Swartzon has been handling car accident and premises liability personal injury lawsuits for over 25 years for individuals and families in and around Orange County, California and surrounding areas, including Santa Ana, Irvine, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Yorba Linda, Anaheim, Fullerton, Brea and the surrounding communities.