Fire! Be alert, be ready to leave, be watchful of others

Melissa Diaz Hernandez/The Valley ChronicleIt could happen here, so be prepared to evacuate in an emergency. ■ Scott Brown / Hemet Fire Chief This past week has been a significantly busy period for your Hemet Fire Department. During this period, we have managed several small brush fires, structure fires, and emergency medical calls totaling more than 100 service. Additionally, our personnel are on the front lines of the Thomas Fire in Ventura County. Within the past few days, our firefighters responded to our neighbors in Murrieta as a wildfire threatened lives and property. In our city, our firefighters have kept the fires small, ranging from 5–12 acres. This was accomplished with

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