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RAGLM Board > General Discussion > REGION: UCR professor predicts mild fire season in Riverside County
6/27/2012 12:50:44 PM
Fire SeasonReply: Cindy Ferry
I do agree Huge.  Allen (my husband) had knee surgery and has been working on the rentals we purchased.  So, our lot is in need to trimming.  The Fire Dept. was out here to our place a couple of weeks back.  They sited us, that we expected that.  With our lot, you start at one end and by the time you get to the other end, it's time to go back and start at the other end again (just under 7 ac.)  So, we are doing our trimming, correction, my husband is doing all the trimming and cutting back of the undercarriage of the trees (over 200 trees).  We won't take chances with our place and fire.  We have seen it come way too close for comfort (2003).  Once it burns, you are safe for a few years but, it's now been a few years.  Many get their insurance cancelled just for living out here.  If you have a fire, you can just about be as assured that you will see your insurance canceled. They have you over a barrel. Too much to risk and we are not the gambling type.
6/26/2012 10:53:10 AM
Fire Season: Be preparedReply: Hugh

“I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain.” I take anything and everything that comes from a professor in the UC system with a grain of salt. Like my uncle Wilbur told me in 1952, “Hubie, don’t ya’ be beliven’ anything ya’ hear and only have a what ya’ see.” – It’s proved to be good advice. As far as Fire Capt. Rick Griggs goes according to him the possibility of a wildfire has past. He states it could be in late May. Unless I’m way out of touch this is the last week of June. Being prepared is the best answer.

6/22/2012 11:22:30 AM
REGION: UCR professor predicts mild fire season in Riverside CountyPost: Cindy Ferry
I'd say, hope for the best, plan for the worst. Better safe than sorry. We've already seen the wildfires come too close for comfort out here. I agree that there has been less growth of the natural grasses, brush and weeds. But, there is still a lot to burn, that could burn and that will burn if given the right circumstances.

Cindy Ferry
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