Fall storms and cooler weather can lull people into thinking fire season is over. But that is not the case.
The potential danger for large and destructive wildfires is something the Ventura County Fire Department wants all resident to remember and be ready for.
“The October rains all they really do is knock the dust off the brush,” says fire captain Mike Lindbery. “That is really not enough to give us what we need to feel comfortable and take that breath.”
Also not helping our already dry hillsides are the Santa Ana winds which are expected to only make matters worse.
“We are having Santa Ana winds right now,” Lindbery says. “And really all that is going to do is take away from any moisture in the vegetation we have out there.”
Because of these historically dry drought conditions the Ventura County Fire Department and other agencies are urging residents to stay prepared by making sure you have 100-feet of defensible space around your home.
Fire season is year-round.