East Bay fire district deploys neighborhood fire ambassadors

  • Source: KTVU-TV Fox 2 Oakland
  • Published: 05/03/2021 12:00 AM

Some residents in the Moraga Orinda Fire District are preparing to go door-to-door to spread the word about fire safety. It’s part of a new pilot program the district has launched to try to reach people on a personal level. With tinder, dry conditions throughout the state, fires have already started cropping up. If a fire does occur, this program is aimed at helping people do the preventative maintenance necessary to stop a fire from getting out of control. In Calaveras County, a 160-acre wildland fire had been threatening property, but mandatory evacuations have now been downgraded to a warning. And in Pittsburg Thursday, a two-acre wildfire climbed a steep hill threatening homes before it was snuffed out. "We’re preparing for a bad fire season. In addition to those events you listed, two days ago down in Lake Castaic down the grapevine they had a 650-acre fire and the crews on it said it burned like it was the end of August," said Chief Dave Winnacker of the Moraga Orinda Fire District.


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