Santa Barbara
66° F
Clear
Clear
Santa Maria
63° F
Clear
Clear
San Luis Obispo
62° F
Clear
Clear
Ventura
65° F
Clear
Clear

Santa Barbara County Firefighters on Alert Through Thursday

By Meredith Garofalo, KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Meteorologist & Reporter, meredith.garofalo@keyt.com
Published On: Feb 19 2014 01:01:18 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 19 2014 06:14:01 PM CST
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

In response to the predicted elevated fire danger associated with the gusty winds, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department will increase its staffing level.

According to Captain David Sadecki, this will include the following additional resources: three engines, one dozer, one water tender, one battalion chief and one dispatch captain. 

During this time of elevated fire danger, Captain Sadecki reminds people to take appropriate precautions.  These precautions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Report any sign of smoke immediately to your local fire department by calling 911 (if you call 911 from your cell phone, you must know your location).
  • Use extreme caution when operating spark or flame producing machinery in hazardous grass or brush areas.
  • Have an evacuation plan in place and identify two exit routes from your neighborhood.  If you are asked to evacuate by fire or law enforcement officials, do so immediately.
  • Report any suspicious persons or vehicles to law enforcement.

For more information on the current weather, visit our Weather Page

Follow your Weather Team on Twitter: @KEYTNC3Alan, @KEYTNC3Meredith and @KEYTNC3Deb

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus