Hi all, just wanted to make a comment on the number or roadside fires that are being reported over the last several weeks.
From Hollister Ranch, Nojoqui Falls, Foxen Canyon Rd, the 166, and even one that popped up sometime this past Sunday on Painted Cave Rd. just above from Fire Crags. I am so thankful the roadside weed abatement is in progress, but these fires are starting way before they should. I was especially disheartened to see packages of fireworks for sale at Albertson's in Goleta, today. I think it just means we need to be extra vigilant in not only maintaining our roadsides, but being keenly aware of out of area cars parked on the roads.
We were waiting for full blown fire season to start before patrolling, but perhaps we need to start earlier. Thoughts?