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Series To Focus On Preparing For The Dangers Of Fire Season

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Sonora, CA — Mother Lode Views will begin a four-part series highlighting the important information community members need to know ahead of the summer fire season.

In 2013 the Mother Lode dealt with the Rim Fire, 2015 brought the Butte Fire, in 2017 was the Detwiler Fire, and last year saw the Donnell and Ferguson fires. Fire safety is also top of mind following the most destructive fire in the state’s history, in Paradise, last summer.

This weekend’s show will focus on the recently announced Tuolumne County Fire Initiative, and short and long term efforts to improve fire resiliency. In addition, there will be a discussion about what is leading to many people losing fire insurance, and actions taken at the county level. There will also be talk about potential state and local regulatory actions on the horizon. Future shows will focus on topics like evacuations, ingress and egress concerns, defensible space, hardening your home, and fire safe projects underway.

The series is airing at the same time that Tuolumne County officials are holding town hall meetings in various communities. This weekend’s show will feature County Administrative Officer Tracie Riggs, Supervisor Sherri Brennan and Office of Emergency Services Coordinator Liz Peterson.

  • CAO Tracie Riggs, Supervisor Sherri Brennan and OES Coordinator Liz Peterson

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