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Orange County Fire Safety Week Oct 4th -10th

Kitchen fires continue to be the number one cause of house fires and home fire injuries. This year, Orange County Fire Rescue joins the National Fire Prevention Association and departments across the nation to highlight National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4 – 10, 2020) in sharing tips to help minimize the potential for fire and injury.

For many families, the kitchen is the heart of the home. At times, cooking takes place in tight spaces and around lots of activity, increasing the potential for injury or accidental fire. Here are a few tips to minimize the potential fire:  You can read the entire article on our facebook page at

Let us help by allowing us to make sure you are protected for any type of fire in your home.  We always say better safe than sorry. We have a special place in our hearts here at Withers, we are locally based here in San Clemente and really care about our small community. Let us review your current homeowners insurance policy, as well as your auto insurance. 

Here are a few tips straight from the OC Fire & Rescue.

Pay attention. Most kitchen/house fires are due to unattended cooking. Never leave something cooking or heating up without attention.

Set boundaries to keep children at a safe distance. We recommend three feet from hot stove or ovens, burners, and plates.

Turn pot handles inward. Kids tend to bump or grab handles, increasing their risk of getting burned.

Do not throw water on a grease fire. Instead, place a lid over the pot or pan if you can safely do so.

Keep a multi-purpose fire extinguisher nearby and PASS – Pull the pin, Aim at the firebase, Squeeze the lever and Sweep side to side.

Test your smoke alarms once a month to ensure they are working.