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Time to Trim Your Brush: Fire Season Is Upon Us

A 2007 fire in Canyon Country (Photo by Sundogg via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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There have been a few small brush fires throughout the Southland in the past week, and as we head into summer, the threat of more, and larger, blazes is imminent. To that end, local authorities are urging residents in brush-dense communities to take on the important task of clearing their properties in preparation for fire season.

In the past several days, firefighters around SoCal have tackled small brush fires in Lancaster, Malibu, Santee and on Catalina Island, with the most recent one breaking out last night in La Habra Heights.

While officials have not yet made changes to campfire restrictions, the fire danger level has been raised from "low" to "high" in the Angeles National Forest.

Los Angeles County Fire's website's Forestry section includes valuable information for visitors and residents when it comes to brush, fire danger, and precautions. Yesterday's Fire Weather Danger report indicates that most areas are experiencing a Moderate risk, however, the Antelope Valley area's risk is High.