Play it cool, prevent fires

Winds, heat spark local blazes

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Southern California’s fire season—fueled by recent hot weather and high winds—has public safety officials worried.

Steve Swindle, an engineer with the Ventura County Fire Department, said his agency is was put on high alert with the arrival of conditions ideally suited for brush fires.

“It’s hot, the humidities are (low), we’ve had east winds blowing,” Swindle told The Acorn during the recent heat wave. “Those three things together create quite a bit of danger, but ther...

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