Are North Tustin Residents prepared for the upcoming fire season?

I recently attended the ReadySetGo meeting at Bent Tree Park in Lemon Heights which was very informative and frankly, a little scary.  According to fire authorities, Peter’s Canyon Regional Park is at the end of a wind tunnel which could carry a fire to our area in 15 minutes and burn our hills in as little as one hour. As a result, FEMA recently awarded funds to the Orange County Fire Authority to clear and plant Peter’s Canyon and educate Lemon & Cowan Heights’ residents on the Ready Set Go program. The gist of it is: “READY” – Prepare your home (keep gutters clean, enclose eaves, install dual paned windows)  & manage vegetation (plant Sycamores not pines, keep your trees trimmed 6 feet from the ground and much more – see website for details on plant materials), “SET” – create a family disaster plan, register for OCAlert and know your evacuation routes… and “GO” (Leave Early – don’t stay and try and protect your home or deplete the water source by hosing down your roof and yard). Helpful websites are:,, and  I will send out details before the next meeting so you can help spread the word.

About Bonnie Gausewitz

Rather than acting as a "sales person" I take an advisory approach to assisting clients who are considering selling their home or buying a new home. Having actively worked as a real estate professional for over 25 years, and being fortunate enough to have lived in North Tustin since 1968, I consider it an honor when clients trust me to assist them during such an important transition period in their lives.

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