VEC owner Irene Valenti remarked, “Valenti Equestrian Club staff were alerted immediately of the rapidly advancing fire
danger from the Bernardo Fire and rose to the occasion regarding immanent threat to the horses.
Often the only recourse is retreat and "back-burning", which robs the advancing fire
of its fuel.
But it was no match for the rapidly advancing fire
It is also equipped with a fire-fogging unit that sprays water directly onto the flames or onto the advancing fire
front to dampen the area and prevent the fire spreading.
The partner organisations provided around 60 personnel with equipment to help eight fire crews contain the advancing fire
The advancing fire
destroyed 40 vehicles, six bungalows and three homes,officials said.
Our proactive measures play a critical role in reducing the likelihood that a home will burn if threatened by an advancing fire