The view from my place behind Carp at 2AM last night as the fire came over the ridge on two sides and I left. We lost a lot of avo trees but the house is still standing. I can't thank the firefighters enough.
We do a lot of brush clearing every year for a contact with the city of SB. Cant do ANYTHING within 50' for the edge of a creek wet or dry, Maintian a 10' radius around any rat nest, just alot of CEQA regulation, Many areas in Monticeto are deeded as wildland and no clearing is allowed. Not to mention all the people who just want a jungle around there house. Even putting in the fire breaks along the ridge lines get these wackos all fired up
I'm on the west side of SB so we're ok. Firefighters have been doing an incredible job considering what their faced with. Hats off to those fellas
Really that they saved those houses is a incredible. True heroes!
Our 2 big projects are in closed areas so all our heavy equipment is stuck there.60 guys with no work xmas coming, just sucks on so many levels. NOTHING compared to losing a home but the ripple effect will be huge.
I'd like to think some things will change but having seen these fires here before with the same issues likely nothing will. The only exception is the fire fighters who are constantly stepping their game up