The recent fire on a ridge just off the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club, with homes just a few feet away, was a grim reminder of the dangers dry brush and trees pose to our community. However, the article in the Valley Sun covering the May 20 fire left a number of questions unanswered: How was the fire started? Is there an investigation? Was it fueled by dry brush that should previously have been cleared?
As a survivor of the record Station fire, these answers are of interest, not just to me but to many who continue to act responsibly in their management of dry slopes and trees.
On this note, many of us have noticed a dedicated interest from residents in this area in trimming their trees and in the slope cleanups. However, there continue to be slopes that remain with high dry grasses and bushes. One example of this includes the slopes managed by the homeowners organization of Starlight Crest.