Brush Fire on the Mesa

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Brush fire off Elise Way on the Mesa behind a fence, possible homeless encampment.

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a-1576434360 Oct 26, 2019 07:47 PM
Brush Fire on the Mesa

It was a very small fire. My boys and I saw it shortly after it started. We called it in. Scary because it was in middle and at the base of a eucalyptus grove which is very flammable. We could not get to it to put it out as it was behind a locked gate. Fire crew cut th elocution and were in within minutes.

a-1576434360 Oct 26, 2019 11:44 PM
Brush Fire on the Mesa

Thank you for calling it in. You may have saved a lot of residents a s--t-ton of grief.

a-1576434360 Oct 26, 2019 05:44 PM
Brush Fire on the Mesa

Here is a quote from the city of Santa Barbara’s current wildfire plan, dated January 21, 2004: “Historic brush fire ignitions within the high fire hazard area did not give solid data on fire ignition patterns and it is recommended data be further developed using all fire start data, such as structure and vehicle fires. However, three areas did stand out. Fire ignition patterns focused primarily around schools, Highway 101, and the railroad tracks. These ignition points were located outside the high fire hazard area and will not specifically be included as part of this plan, but help inform the plan analysis. Further development of the brush fire ignitions will help to analyze better fire prevention actions within the high fire hazard area since any fire (structure fire, vehicle fire, equipment, etc.) occurring during high fire danger weather poses a significant fire risk.” So fifteen years ago the city recognized that many fires start near schools, railway and highway 101, but decided not to include these areas as part of their planning. It’s time for a new fire suppression plan.

SantaBarbaraObserver Oct 26, 2019 03:32 PM
Brush Fire on the Mesa

Time to crack down on all of these encampments. They are a fundamental threat to the health and safety of the city and its residents. We must show zero tolerance due to the high fire danger they pose. Our safety supersede the individuals rights here. It is time to crack down hard, clean them all up and assure they do not reappear.

SantaBarbaraObserver Oct 27, 2019 07:45 AM
Brush Fire on the Mesa

The ACLU has done more damage than any org? Umm, how about the NRA or the pharma lobby? How about the oil companies or Halliburton / Monsanto? How about the Family and their push to inject their religious views into your home and your life? You need to stop listening to talk radio buddy, your fear is palpable and grossly misguided. The ACLU fights for people's constitutional rights. Something you'd think that most Righties would be for except for the fact that the ACLU tends to squash racists and work to overturn long standing racially biased laws... But race couldn't be a part of your rage towards the ACLU now could it? Nah.

CoastWatch Oct 26, 2019 05:06 PM
Brush Fire on the Mesa

Tell that to the ACLU- They have done more to damage the quality of life for most Americans than any organization around.

Flicka Oct 26, 2019 03:31 PM
Brush Fire on the Mesa

My dictionary says, "home-less, having nor home or haven."

CoastWatch Oct 26, 2019 02:33 PM
Brush Fire on the Mesa

They should be referred to as "Vagrants" "Homeless" are people who lived in a dwelling and were forced out.

a-1576434360 Oct 26, 2019 11:43 PM
Brush Fire on the Mesa

We Santa Barbarans now call them "The Unsheltered." (He wrote, sardonically.)

Roger Oct 26, 2019 02:47 PM
Brush Fire on the Mesa

I post what the dispatcher calls them usually transients, or homeless..

Factotum Oct 26, 2019 02:33 PM
Brush Fire on the Mesa

Clear out all illegal camps - extreme health and saftey risk. Zero tolerance.

Roger Oct 26, 2019 11:57 AM
Brush Fire on the Mesa

We should have compassion for the homeless they just want us to go camping with them.

Luvaduck Oct 27, 2019 01:48 PM
Brush Fire on the Mesa

And are working hard by starting fires to make it a reality!

a-1576434360 Oct 26, 2019 11:47 AM
Brush Fire on the Mesa

The two fires last week on the Mesa behind McKinley School were thought to be homeless, too. Nice. The homeless will soon see to it that we're ALL homeless.

Roger Oct 26, 2019 11:11 AM
Brush Fire on the Mesa

Thank the Good Dog someone noticed it before it got out of hand.

Roger Oct 26, 2019 11:11 AM
Brush Fire on the Mesa

The fire is down a long driveway off Chateaux Elise.

Roger Oct 26, 2019 11:10 AM
Brush Fire on the Mesa

One engine can handle everyone else is cancelled Investigator requested.

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