Fire Study Released by UCI

As this article points out… Orange County homeowners should be worried with fire season right around the corner.  Apparently, Santa Ana wind driven fires burn three times as fast with half the total acreage burning the first day. The University of California, Irvine studied fires from 1990 to 2009 and found that Santa Ana wind driven fires account for 80% of the $3.1 billion in economic loss.  Fire researcher Jim Rand says this loss can be averted.  “We can’t keep increasing new exposure with new developments in high-risk, high-wildfire corridors,” Randerson said. “There needs to be a greater commitment to planning to limit our exposure.”

Protect Our Homes and Hills agrees.  That’s why we are in it to Protect Tomorrow by stopping Esperanza Hills and Cielo Vista, which would add 500 new houses at the Wildland-Urban Interface.

Check out the entire article from the OC Register in the September 30, 2015 edition.