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With the triple-digit temperatures forecasted for the holiday weekend, the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) is taking additional steps to keep the community safe.

A wayward duck went on its merry way after being rescued from netting high above a skate park.

On Monday, Mission Viejo Animal Services received several reports from concerned citizens about a duck that had flown into the netting at the Laguna Niguel Skate and Soccer Park on Alicia Parkway.

In light of the tragic drowning at the Sierra Recreation Center on Sunday, the City of Mission Viejo, Orange County Sheriff’s Department and Orange County Fire Authority are working to ensure residents know how to stay safe in and around the water.

Within the last two weeks, the number of drownings in Orange County has surged, with eight drowning-related incidents – five adults and three kids. Six of them were fatal and three of the 911 calls came from Mission Viejo.

Chris Linton has been named the Orange County Fire Authority’s 2017 Mission Viejo Employee of the Year.

His strong work ethic and commitment to the City of Mission Viejo has earned him the respect of peers, supervisors and community members alike.

With Southern California experiencing dangerous high winds, fire activity and Red Flag conditions, residents may lose power, according to Southern California Edison (SCE).

“Due to public safety concerns, SCE may also turn off power to specific circuits in areas where there is a high risk of predicted extreme winds,” said the company’s Karalee Darnell in an email to the City of Mission Viejo.

Firefighter Tim Brooks of the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) has been named Mission Viejo’s 2016 OCFA Employee of the Year.

Firefighter Brooks, who has served Mission Viejo for eight years, is known for his vast experience and longtime dedication to this community.


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