Red Cross urges area residents to prepare now, help prevent dangerous brush fires

The American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles offers the following safety and preparedness tips to help people cope with the dry weather.
Protect your home
Regularly clean roof and gutters.
Inspect chimneys at least twice a year.
Use half-inch mesh screen beneath porches, decks, floor areas and the home itself. Also, screen openings to floors, roof and attic.
Install a smoke detector on each level of your home, especially near bedrooms; test monthly and change the batteries at l...

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