MOFD Concerned with Risk of Wildfire

Posted: 01-Oct-2012

Moraga-Orinda Fire District
33 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA  94563
Contact:  Randall Bradley 925-258-4599
Release Date:  October 1, 2012

Moraga-Orinda Fire District Concerned with Risk of Wildfire

ORINDA, CA  – The Moraga-Orinda Fire District would like to take this opportunity to remind residents that prolonged periods without rain, very low relative humidity, north-easterly winds, and very high temperatures have significantly increased the risk of wildfire.  Residents are advised to avoid open flames with barbeques and exercise extra caution while mowing weeds or using power tools outside. Defensible space around your home will significantly increase your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire.

As a precaution, the Fire District has increased its on-duty staffing by adding an additional wildland engine company today and Tuesday.