Education Key to Protect Family and Property from Wildfires

Written by Scott Sherman, Times of San Diego:

The key to preventing destructive wildfires is education. A new exhibit at Mission Trails Regional Park helps make wildfire education a part of daily life.

As dry and warm weather returns, public safety officials are bracing for an already active wildfire season in the San Diego Region. Wildfires are not a new threat, but it is important to continue weaving wildfire prevention and education into the fabric of San Diego’s culture. An educational exhibit, recently opened at the Mission Trails Regional Park visitor’s center, is a good example of making wildfire education a part of San Diegans’ everyday life.

Unfortunately, San Diego has a long history of wildfires. I remember first-hand the devastation and impact of the Cedar Fire in 2003 that destroyed over 2,000 homes and killed 14 people. I was nearly a victim myself.

When the fires began, I drove to an area near Harbison Canyon in East County to rescue horses that were in the path of the fire. Unfortunately, when I arrived, all of the horse trailers were already gone.

Source: Education Key to Protect Family and Property from Wildfires – Times of San Diego

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