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Some Local Fire Agencies Transitioning To Lower Brush Fire Preparedness Level

Posted on Monday, December 10, 2012 12:06am

Two local agencies say they are easing off fire restrictions, as a result of recent rainfall.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department says it’s moving from a high fire season preparedness level, to a lower level today, as a result of current and projected rainfall levels. Controlled burns will be allowed with necessary permits.

The Los Padres National Forest also reduced fire restrictions with the start of rainy season. Forest officials say people with permits can construct campfires outside of designated areas, and restrictions on smoking, and target shooting have also been eased.

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