Jun 17, 2016

Santa Barbara fire bad omen for dangerous California fire season

Santa Barbara, CA
USA
by
Joseph Serna, Alexia Fernandez and Jason Song
,
Los Angeles Times
Photo: KCLU
Photo: KCLU

The fire was able to move so far because it was racing through overgrown hillsides and canyons that had not burned in more than 60 years...

The state is in its fourth year of drought, and officials say the Sherpa blaze is a grim omen for what could be a summer and fall of fire...

“You add a little bit of wind and these continued drought conditions and fires are going to threaten more homes and do more damage and take more resources,” said Daniel Berlant, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection