Summer Fires in the LA Basin
Southern California goes through a predictable Winter-Rain and Summer-Fire cycle every year.
Fire Storms in Southern California devastate millions in private and public property annually. SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas & Irwindale/Baldwin Park can help recover when restoration is an option.
The Fall and Winter Rains combined with mild temperatures provide a great growing season for plants, and, the arid climate and Summer heat then quickly dries out the ground cover making it perfect fuel for fires in the foothills.
During fire season, fires burn off the ground cover and the soil loses the stabilizing plant roots. The soil is then easily washed away as mud during the following Winter-runoff.
K-rails, sand bags, and other barriers are set up in strategic locations along the foothills to the LA Basin to block the flow of mud that can threatened areas below the burn areas.
The Helicopter in the picture is spreading red fire retardant (Foscheck) over a burn site in the Southern California foothills during the 2016 Fire Season. Fire retardants work three ways: removing heat, coating the surface (so the fuel can't find oxygen), or by diluting the air (oxygen) near the fire.
The men and women who specialize as Pilots flying these Fire Bombers are already out there doing their job again in June, 2017
As a "Large Loss" Franchise SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas & Irwindale/Baldwin Park have the resources to help whole communities with Emergency Services when Southern California needs help digging out.