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Webcast: Rising wildfire risks

Organizations are taking steps to reduce the danger

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Fire agencies warn that the Santa Cruz Mountains could produce a large-scale blaze, similar to recent wildfires in the north bay, under the right conditions. Weekly journalists discuss local agencies' preparations for a big blaze in open space areas, the area's vulnerability and how the community can prepare. Read our story on the issue here.

Watch the webcast here or listen to the podcast version of the episode here.

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3 people like this
Posted by Tim
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Dec 7, 2019 at 12:08 pm

A few years back I asked a Palo Alto Fire Department Captain how would the department stop a huge wildland Fire? He looked at me with a smile and stated that they would stop it when it burn to the ocean. That was it, nothing else.


2 people like this
Posted by Close BBQ-Land, AKA Foothills Park
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Dec 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Encouraging ANYONE to come up into the hills and start BBQing in a high risk fire area is STUPID to say the least


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