The dangers of wildfire embers

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Fire Chief Sam DiGiovannaSpecial to the Valley NewsSouthern California is about to step into the height of fire season as Santa Ana wind conditions will soon be blowing across the valleys and mountains. During wildfires, winds can send embers flying well over a mile on and into unprotected combustibles and openings around homes.It is important to take precautions to make a home resistant to wildfire by removing hazardous vegetation around the home, installing non-combustible siding and roofing, managing vegetation and landscaping and providing adequate defensible space. But homeowners may still be at risk.According to Cal Fire – the California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection – flying embers from a wildfire can destroy a home up to a mile away. Embers, also
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