11 September 2013

Carbon Canyon Fire Safe Council Wildfire Awareness Fair This Saturday

The Carbon Canyon Fire Safe Council hosts its annual Wildfire Awareness Fair this Saturday, 14 September from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Western Hills Park, located at the corner of Canon Lane and Carbon Canyon Road in Chino Hills.

The event features vendors and exhibitors selling and demonstrating fire protection products, activities held by such sponsors as Home Depot, a drawing for a variety of prizes offered by local businesses, refreshments and more.

With the drought in our region continuing after a second consecutive low-precipitation winter, dry and combustible plant material, the eruption of major wildfires throughout the American West, and the likelihood of fall Santa Ana conditions looming, as well as a commemoration coming soon for the fifth anniversary of the devastating Freeway Complex Fire, this fair takes on more meaning and resonance than ever.

This is an opportunity for canyon residents and anyone living in or near wildfire-prone areas to learn more about what can be done to provide protection for homes and property.  The Fire Safe Council will be following this event with a brush pickup day held just across Canon Lane from the park in two weeks, on Saturday, 28 September from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., as another key element in its mission to provide for fire awareness and protection advocacy in Carbon Canyon.

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