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Prevent house fires

CAMINO — ”Across the nation over 236,000 house fires occur annually and they peak in January due to the winter weather. Many of these fires are preventable so here are some key things you can do to reduce your chance of becoming a statistic” according to Cal Fire Amador-El Dorado Unit Chief Mike Kaslin. The No. […]

No Comment / January 13, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Fire safety for seniors

CAMINO — An estimated 75 million baby boomers in the U.S. began turning 65 at the rate of one every 10 seconds in 2011. They make up 13 percent of the U.S. population. “Boomers have redefined what a senior is. They are physically active, healthier, focused on their futures with the same passion and energy they had 30 […]

No Comment / August 13, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Don’t move firewood

CAMINO — Cal Fire and the California Firewood Task Force are asking for the public’s help in preventing the devastating effects of non-native forest pests and diseases on our trees. The “Buy It Where You Burn It” campaign is reminding everyone to cut or buy firewood locally and use it locally. Additionally, if you plan on camping and traveling […]

No Comment / August 07, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Hard fire safety lessons learned over the weekend

CAMINO — One home and an outbuilding were destroyed last Saturday afternoon when a person mowing tall dry weeds caused a wildfire that spread quickly to the structures. The fire displaced a Placerville family who escaped with only the clothes on their backs and took the lives of some of the families’ pets. A few […]

No Comment / July 17, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Is your vehicle fire safe?

CAMINO — Keeping your vehicle up to date on its maintenance schedules can prevent wildfires. By making sure all your vehicles are in good working order you can help reduce the potential of wildland fires occurring in California. Recent examples of wild fires caused by vehicles are clearly visible in El Dorado County along Highway […]

No Comment / July 01, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Fire up the grill … but not your house

CAMINO — One of the best smells of summer is something cooking on the barbecue; one of the worst smells would be your home or yard on fire after something went awry while cooking outdoors. “Californians love to barbecue almost anything that is edible, from meat and veggies to pizza and fruit, we simply love to cook […]

No Comment / July 01, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Don’t light those fireworks

ALL fireworks, including safe and sane fireworks, are illegal in El Dorado County. “El Dorado County local ordinance No. 8.08.050 forbids the use and possession of ‘safe and sane’ fireworks commonly sold in surrounding areas like Sacramento because of the risk of wildfires,” said Cal Fire Unit Chief Kelly Keenan of the Amador-El Dorado-Sacramento Unit. “Every year […]

No Comment / June 25, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »