Brush Fire Near Modoc

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By Roger the Scanner Guy

Brush put fire out at Modoc and Palermo Drive around 4:30am.

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fitz Apr 02, 2021 10:52 AM
Brush Fire Near Modoc

Homeless encampments must be clean out. All of them. The City of SB must take action before there is major loss of property from one of these encampment fires. LA did it at Echo Park. SB needs to do it all along the 101/Union Pacific......from Montecito to Goleta.

a-1617410057 Apr 02, 2021 05:34 PM
Brush Fire Near Modoc

Agree Fitz. Every single one of these close to the freeway fire has been a homeless encampment.

Chip of SB Apr 02, 2021 11:12 AM
Brush Fire Near Modoc

I agree fitz. Something certainly must be done about the camps. However, removing the camps would not remove the fire hazard. As long as we choose to live in the midst of vast amounts of dead/overgrown vegetation we are at risk. Even without the camps, something else could set off the powder keg when the conditions are favorable for a fire. The brush needs to be cleared.

CoastWatch Apr 02, 2021 07:59 AM
Brush Fire Near Modoc

This is going to be a huge issue in CA, OR and WA with apparently another drought upon us.

Chip of SB Apr 02, 2021 09:44 AM
Brush Fire Near Modoc

Agreed coastwatch. As we transition into the dry season, the danger of these fires will increase dramatically. Since we refuse to maintain public spaces and clear dead/overgrown brush, it is only a matter of time until the wind catches one of these fires during a period of hot and dry weather and blows it through a neighborhood. Unfortunately, I don’t think any meaningful action will be taken to clean up all the dead/overgrown brush to mitigate the hazard until something terrible happens.

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