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The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that evacuations had been lifted on hundreds of homes in wildfire-affected areas of California, especially a community about 100 miles east of Los Angeles. Moving companies shouldn’t rush to take people back into the area, though. The current respite does not necessarily mean that the danger to life and property has passed.

The National Weather Service has warned of high temperatures and low humidity, expecting that they would peak on Thursday and Friday. This means that even though none of the 16 fires currently burning are in danger of spreading quickly at the moment, this could quickly change.

In other words, if you previously packed up some moving boxes and left an area that tends to be in danger from fire, you may want to wait until conditions improve more seriously before heading back. In fact, the brief improvement could even provide people in the area with an opportunity to contact a relocation service so it can safely take their most important belongings to a place where the fire won’t reach even once conditions deteriorate again.

Of course, it’s up to you as the individual property owner to decide what is a prudent risk. But if nothing else, if you want to secure more than a few moving boxes should worse come to worst, make sure that you are in touch with a shipping or relocation service that is willing and able to serve areas of fire risk at times when that risk is still manageable.

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