Hello MET Neighbors, I am pleased to share SB Fire Chief Mark Hartwig's reply to my question today about increasing patrols during the Red Flag emergency. BTW, thanks MET (Phil, Ina and all) for cleaning up the burnt over Eucalyptus Forest and for keeping Painted Cave Road so fire ready. Much appreciated! Yes Mr. Sichi.
Due to the elevated fire risk, will have augmented staffing for the next three days (72hours).
I expect you’ll see white engines (County Fire), green engines (USFS), and maybe a red engine or two (other local government) patrolling the pass communities.