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Juveniles and Fire

A couple of weeks ago, Orange County Fire Authority responded to a wildfire in San Clemente.  The fire was intentionally set behind apartments frequented by juveniles.  A child on summer break used a lighter to start twigs and vegetation on fire.  Thankfully it was a slow moving fire and it was contained to small area.  If wind […]

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The Frightening Fascination of the Flame

DID YOU KNOW THAT. . . Juvenile firesetting is a serious community problem? There is an increasing trend in the number of fires set by children. Let’s take a look at the frightening statistics from StopFiresetting.com: Who are the firesetters? Children set 50% of all fires. Over 40% of juvenile firesetters are under age 5, […]

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