County: Be ready for wildfire risk
Excerpt from The Alpine Sun
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According to county officials, 79% of unincorporated San Diego county, including a great deal of East County, falls in high or very high fire hazard severity zones, and District 2 Supervisor Joel Anderson said the funding is especially crucial to the safety of backcountry residents, yet advised residents to plan ahead.
“As a long-time resident of Alpine, I have witnessed first hand how devastating wildfires can be. Wildfires do not discriminate in their destruction, so it’s important that all San Diegans, and especially those in my district, make a wildfire preparedness plan,” District 2 Supervisor Joel Anderson said.
As the one-year mark of the Valley Fire approaches, Anderson, who represents many of the most fire-prone communities, asked local residents to create a wildfire preparedness plan.