(6 photos) On a mid-March dog walk I spotted these firefighters walking the ridge.
I think they’re clearing trails that they’d use if they have to fight a fire, and I wonder if this is also a practice for the terrain. This fire station in Angeles National Forest near where I walk the dogs is staffed by about 6-8 people. I see guys in fire ranger T-shirts doing their morning runs all through these hills.
Early spring is the time in Southern California when homeowners are notified to clear their property of vegetation that will make their homes more susceptible to fire. Inspections of hillside properties are especially stringent. Failure to clear brush will incur a fine as well as fees for the city to do the work.
Signs like these are seen throughout all Southern California forest areas.