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Cal Fire Needs More Firefighters

The spritz of rain we had yesterday hasn’t changed the fire danger in the county. Cal Fire officials say they are ramping up staff all over the state. Here In San Luis Obispo County, 67 firefighters are on duty during the peak of fire season. But, this winter 21 firefighters remained on staff when it normally wouldn't keep any. Cal Fire says during the winter the same rules apply like not mowing after 10am, especially in this drought.

Officials say that just one spark could lead to big issues. In Paso Robles, the air attack base has kept allowing for eight air tankers and four air tactical planes to be immediately available. This year’s fire season may not have an end date. Cal Fire in SLO is working on bringing even more additional firefighters next month. It said it plans on continuing with additional staff all the way into this coming fire season in mid May.

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