Santa Barbara County – Ready, Set, Go. The official start of high fire season has been announced.It will begin at 8 am, on May 25th. It is the Friday before Memorial Day weekend. That means all burn permits for hazard reduction will be suspended. Also, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department and all other local agencies will be increasing the number of resources. Local fire departments will now have more crews available, more engines, dozers, helicopters and planes.Share your comments about this story with us on the KEY News Facebook page.The Santa Barbara County Fire Department says it is important for everyone who lives, works and plays in Santa Barbara County to be extra vigilant about fire safety this season. It is important to maintain clearance vegetation around homes and buildings and be familiar with wildfire action plans. For more information about how to prepare for high fire season and Ready! Set! Go! visit http://www.sbcfire.com/.
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