Arsonist Lighting Fires on Bike Path

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In the 400 Block of Arroyo Road in Noleta, a transient is reportedly setting a fire next to the bike path. The reporting party's husband is stomping it out. The transient is described as wearing all dark clothing. SB Sheriff Deputies are responding.

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sbsunny Aug 24, 2019 04:02 PM
Arsonist Lighting Fires on Bike Path

It was an arsonist that started the fire, but not a transient. http://daviddeley.com/deleytours/paint3.htm https://www.independent.com/2006/03/16/alleged-arsonists-land-auctioned/

jsavell Aug 24, 2019 01:04 PM
Arsonist Lighting Fires on Bike Path

Los Angeles is on the verge of making it easier to clear transients out of fire risk areas. Santa Barbara should do the same.

Channelfog Aug 24, 2019 11:25 AM
Arsonist Lighting Fires on Bike Path

Years ago I had a discussion with one of the top Montecito Fire Officers during which I mentioned that the Paint Fire moved so fast that it proved the futility of an "evacuation strategy". That fire advanced to Hope Ranch at 60 MPH!!! Good luck out running that in traffic. He agreed and stated that a "shelter in place" strategy is much better, and I concur. The problem is this; how many properties have a safe fire shelter that will not result in the equivalent of a buried pig roast? Very few! Fire proof construction, defendable space, and a safe place to shelter until the fire is past are where folks should focus their cash and effort.

tagdes Aug 25, 2019 10:55 AM
Arsonist Lighting Fires on Bike Path

What an idiotic comment. She sprained both ankles the year before, her car broke down the day before and she couldn't reach neighbors so she tried to run for it.

a-1568746520 Aug 24, 2019 03:53 PM
Arsonist Lighting Fires on Bike Path

"shelter in place" the way Andrea Lang Gurka, age 37, did when she died in the creek, 1997 Painted Cave Fire?

a-1568746520 Aug 24, 2019 10:49 AM
Arsonist Lighting Fires on Bike Path

The Painted Cave Fire jumped the freeway and ended up in Hope Ranch. Noleta residents who live south of Hollister were unable to get onto Hollister to evacuate. Too many cars were everywhere. Cars were being diverted off 101 onto Cathedral Oaks and Hollister. If CHP does that again, it could be a death warrant for many who will be stuck in their cars, on Puente, Rhoads, Nogal, Auhay, etc.

a-1568746520 Aug 24, 2019 12:27 PM
Arsonist Lighting Fires on Bike Path

I stopped the fire from crossing Hollister ave at Atascadero creek or it would have ran like it did down Modoc Rd. All I had was a chain saw and garden hose a case of beer and a homemade fire suit.. lol

Roger Aug 24, 2019 11:48 AM
Arsonist Lighting Fires on Bike Path

I was in a vehicle at Calle Real and 154 when the fire came down the hill and jumped the freeway right in front of me never saw anything like that.

Luvaduck Aug 24, 2019 08:28 AM
Arsonist Lighting Fires on Bike Path

Still wonder why others of us see the transient population as a risk factor for fire as the weather gets warmer and more windy? If you've lived here long enough to remember how the Painted Cave fire roared from the pass over 101 in less than an hour. . .

a-1568746520 Aug 23, 2019 09:20 PM
Arsonist Lighting Fires on Bike Path

Wish I'd seen this dude. I would have taken photos and made sure to keep an eye on him until the Sheriffs showed.

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