Homes are still burning in Santa Barbara as the Jesusita Fire spreads tentacles of flame through canyons and into neighborhoods. The Governor declared a state of emergency on earlier this week that allowed fire officials to order up all necessary resources, so what happened?
According to discussion on Wildland Fire more resources have been called overnight but many of these strike teams are due to arrive later today.
I am baffled as to why homes are still burning. Is it possible the fire management team was caught flatfooted or is it just too early in the season to gather appropriate resources for such a fire.
Sundowners always present unique problems and weather reports were inconsistent earlier in the week. It’s not fair to criticize when you are not on the ground but it’s easy to ask why more resources were not called in sooner.
Guaranteed every fire crew in the state was ready if called.