brush fire clearance

It’s a sound we’ve heard much too often on the Central and South Coasts. It’s the sound of a brush fire churning through brush, in this case in the Goleta area, during last summer’s destructive Holiday Fire. Now, thanks to a state grant, a new effort is getting underway to reduce the future brush fire threat in one of the region’s most at-risk areas.

Some firefighters on the Central and South Coast are starting inspections later this week to insure that brush has been properly cleared around homes and other structures in brush fire risk zones.

Santa Barbara County firefighters will begin checks starting Friday.