Power lines made the headlines a lot in 2018, especially in California, and the news was rarely positive. Southern California Edison admitted its equipment sparked the Thomas Fire in 2017, which resulted in more than 280,000 burnt acres, over 1,000 buildings destroyed, and two fatalities in Ventura and Santa Barbara. Several other recent fires are suspected to have started because of faulty or downed power lines. Read the rest »
Every summer, around the Fourth of July, countless people are injured in the San Diego area because of accidents involving fireworks. But the truth is, fireworks are increasingly available year-round, and accidents can happen at any time. That’s why it’s especially important for you and your family to take care with even the most seemingly benign fireworks, including sparklers and bottle rockets. Read the rest »
There is currently a severe drought in California and we are already seeing the devastating effects of that in San Diego County. Recently, several wind and heat-aided wildfires ravaged parts of San Diego County, burning thousands of acres of tinder-dry vegetation, causing millions of dollars in damage and destroying 8 single family homes and one apartment building. Unfortunately, the fire took the life of at least one person.
Although many of the blazes have been contained or doused, the threat of wildfire in the area still remains high. The Jurewitz Law Group in San Diego went to ready.gov to provide you with some tips on preventative measures you can take before a wildfire strikes. Here are a few:
- Make a plan. You should have an emergency kit at the ready and you need to make a family communications plan. Read the rest »
Waking up to the smell of smoke and realizing that the house is on fire is a very scary situation. Depending on flammable materials within the house, fires can quickly spread!
That is exactly what happened recently to a Mira Mesa home on Featherhill Lane. The house erupted into flames and took almost 30 minutes for firefighters to control. Two older women, a 69-year-old mother and her 48-year-old daughter, were found by firefighters in an upstairs bathroom. Both women were rushed to the hospital in critical condition and it is our hope that both will pull through. Read the rest »