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‘Get ready’ | Why Cal Fire is beefing up crews and calling them in earlier in the 2021 fire season

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A difficult and long wildfire season could be coming later in 2021 as concerns of a drought linger over much of the state of California.

Cal Fire is now encouraging homeowners that now is the time to get mitigation done around your property to create a defensible space around your home, in the event of a fire.

It’s been seven months since ABC10 first introduced you to Audrey Murray.

“So it’s pretty shocking to be in this situation,” Murray said in an interview with ABC10 back in August of 2020.

In August, she and her family had just received the keys to a house they’d bought in Vacaville, but by lunchtime the next day, she found out it was gone in the LNU Lightning Complex Fire. Her family never even had the opportunity to move in.

“I’m nervous, I think that anyone in our position is going to be nervous,” she said.

Seven months later, she’s still in the process of rebuilding and hoping to break ground on the new home any day now.

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