Forest Service To Close Santa Maria Based Firefighting Airbase

Apr 25, 2009 Full story: KEYT

A decision by the U.S. Forest Service to shut down the full-service fire airbase at Santa Maria Airport has those living in Santa Barbara County concerned for their safety, along with firefighting response times.

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Ketchum, ID

#1 Apr 27, 2009
With no fuel truck large enough to fill a P2 without having to refill itself, this decision just increased the refueling time from 15 minutes to over an hour and a half. I sure hope you homeowners on the central coast have paid your insurance, because a WHOLE bunch of your houses are GOING to BURN because of this lunacy. Hollingshead is a moron.

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