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June 22, 2022



Very Good point.
I have never thought about Hillsborough.
I have two friends who lost their homes in the Oakland fire.
The landscape and distance between homes is EXACTLY like the Oakland Fire.
I hope the Hillsborough Fire Dept. is prepared.


I doubt they have enough manpower even with aid from Central County.


They would have to do a lot of work just to get to a basic level of fire safety and I never see any work happening. They are doing a bunch of sewer and road work but nothing about trees or the stuff on the ground that spread fires rapidly.


CalFire getting a jump on things:

SMC Alert: On Tuesday, October 4, 2022, weather permitting, CAL FIRE CZU will conduct a prescribed burn on an estimated 20 acres near Upper Crystal Springs Reservoir in San Mateo County to reduce fuel and lower the risk of a larger fire. This is a one-day burn. Smoke may be visible in Woodside, Belmont, Burlingame, Emerald Hills, San Carlos Hills, and parts of I-280 in San Mateo County. There will be extensive fire equipment and a helicopter on scene. There is no need to call 911.

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