Fire season has arrive. The fire lookouts are opening up. Delilah opened a couple of weeks ago, Buck Rock will open June 7th. Park Ridge has a planned opening of June 29th. These lookouts are staffed to spot fires before they have a chance to grow into devastating wild fires. In the past they have been a great place to visit, however with the current Covid-19 epidemic they will be closed to visitors until further notice.
Firesafe Council has not met since January. That doesn't mean they haven't been busy. since we can't talk to people in person at events, a mailing has been sent to all addresses within the zip codes of the service area. Postcards are slated to follow. They have the information you need to stay safe and protect pets and property. They are designed to help you create a plan to ensure a devastating fire doesn't catch you unawares.
Firesafe Council has also been writing and administering grants. There is one in progress that has been removing logs, felling dead trees, and making roads and private property in Miramonte and Pinehurst safer. A new grant that will be used to create a fire break around Pinehurst will begin work in September.
We look forward to a time when things return to a more normal and we can connect with the community. In the meantime, stay safe and be prepared.