LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE — Los Angeles County officials on Wednesday advised foothill residents to make sure their homes are protected and insured amid this year's already devastating fire season.
Supervisor Mike Antonovich, Los Angeles County firefighters and members of the county's Commission on Insurance gathered at Fire Camp No. 2 in La Cañada to discuss options for home fire protection and to remind them to check their insurance policies for fire coverage.
"All we want is to make sure the residents of Glendale and Burbank are prepared to rebuild should there be a fire," said Scott Svonkin, the commission's chairman.
With firefighters declaring full containment of the 14,000-acre Crown fire that broke out last week in the Antelope Valley and destroyed nine structures, officials say the blaze and the devastating 160,000-acre Station fire should prompt residents to get their homes and families prepared in advance.
"We want to make sure everyone is informed, and they make educated decisions to cover themselves and to protect themselves from losses … such as those that happened in the Sayre fire and the Station fire," Svonkin said. "Those were horrible tragedies."