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City, County To Host Fire Safety Meeting

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors and the City of Oakdale are planning a community meeting on Monday, July 15 at the Bianchi Center at 5:30 p.m. to discuss fire safety and evacuation preparedness. The session is being hosted in partnership with CalFire, Modesto Fire Department, Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office and the Oakdale Police Department.

This free presentation will educate community members on how to prepare and what to expect in the event of a wildfire.

Last November, the Camp Fire in Butte County, California razed approximately 239 square miles, destroyed close to 19,000 buildings, and killed 85 civilians. The Camp Fire, sparked by electrical transmission lines has replaced the Cloquet Fire in 1918 as the deadliest wildfire in the United States. The cost of the Camp Fire was calculated at $ 16.5 billion. The meeting will focus on ways members of the general public can help protect their property from the potential threat of wildfire and how to prepare in case evacuations are required.

The Gene Bianchi Community Center is at 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale.

For more information on details of the meeting, contact the Modesto Fire Department at 209-572-9590 or email at: