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Fire council to give wildlife/hazard plan

The Greater Laguna Coast Fire Safe Council is inviting community members to attend a meeting where a summary of the draft Laguna Wildfire Protection/All Hazard Plan will be presented for review and comment.

The meeting will take place at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 17, in the City Council chambers at Laguna Beach City Hall, 505 Forest Ave.

The plan was developed with input from the community, the Laguna Beach Fire Department, the Orange County Fire Authority, Laguna Beach County Water District, the Emerald Bay Community Assn., and the Laguna Beach Emergency Preparedness Task Force.

The Greater Laguna Coast Fire Safe Council was founded in the aftermath of the 1993 wildfires that destroyed hundreds of homes in Laguna Beach.

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According to its website, the organization was formed “to help protect the local region from future disaster. This council, which has received a grant from the Federal Bureau of Land Management, seeks to develop activities that will keep residents informed about fire dangers and to promote fire mitigation measures.”

The Laguna Coast Council is one of more than 100 such community-centered Fire Safe Councils across the state.

“Our focus is fire prevention through community aware- ness. This strategy is most effective with the participation of everyone affected,” the website states. For more information, visit www.laguna coastfiresafecouncil.org.


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