Fire Season Starts tomorrow, 4/13


Fire season starts tomorrow. The Los Padres National Forest, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, and CAL FIRE of San Luis Obispo are all increasing their staffing levels and equipment.

Firefighters say a fourth year of drought and record-breaking heat has created fire conditions they’ve never seen before, and they expect this dire season to be a challenging one. They say if a fire sparks, it has plenty of fuel because of dry vegetation.

With the start of fire season also comes some burn restrictions. Spark arresters are required on all off-highway vehicles A permit is required for all welding, grinding, cutting, and use of explosives. Fireworks are prohibited and burn permits are required where burning is allowed.

3 thoughts on “Fire Season Starts tomorrow, 4/13

  1. Went over Nac-Ferg yesterday 4/10/15. Turnouts on the western slope filled with parked ass-#@%& with fire rings built, totally camped and ready party. WTF? NOBODY at Pacific Valley FS Station at 3 in the afternoon. Good luck to everyone living on the Big Sur coast. I fear for your safety and well being.

  2. Yes, there were over 20 different cars camping up Plaskett Saturday around 5:30 pm, most, if not all, with fire rings, gathered firewood, partying … And off road around barriers, through fences, makes no difference, any more. Yes, we are very worried this year.


  3. Willow’s no different. It’s a constant threat. Along with carrying H2O and shovels, perhaps the firewood should be removed so they can’t have that illegal fire and save them from the pricey ticket while the threat is removed!
    Of course that only works when the wood’s not burning, but that’s what the H20 is for!
    Good luck to us all!

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