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Thank You to the Men and Women of the Orange County Fire Authority

A big thank you to the men and women of the Orange County Fire Authority who have been busy during this exceptionally dangerous fire season keeping the people and property of Orange County safe:

OCFA personnel have been very active this past week responding to 2762 calls. During the busy week, OCFA firefighters responded to 10 working structure fires and 20 vegetation fires. With last week’s warm weather, low humidity and strong winds, we all saw how destructive fires can be. As we enter into a potentially busy fire season and Wildfire Awareness Week, please visit

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