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Orange County Fire Authority Begins to Blog

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The Orange County Fire Authority works on a fire at a motel in Lake Forest | AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Mindy Schauer

For the first time, the Orange County Fire Authority is blogging. Just like the Los Angeles Fire Department and the Transportation Security Administration, OCFA wants people to comment and engage by asking questions and offer ideas to make things better in future wildfire fights.

“On this blog, we will provide basic facts about the fire and will share any new information that develops,” wrote Fire Chief Chip Prather. “More important, though, this is the place for you to ask the questions that are on your mind and have them answered. For example, if you do not understand some aspect of the way we fight fires in general or fought this fire in particular, this is the place to ask about it. If you have concerns about decisions made, tell us, and we’ll do our best to explain.”

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What's next? Hopefully a system like LAFD Alert, which e-mails, texts and twitters information about major incidents to the public.