Remember what happened last October when a fire broke out in OC’s mountains? Remember the dark smoke enveloping the entire county? Remember all the families that had to be evacuated from the canyon communities? And remember how state & local government responded to the wildfire?
Tonight, Orange County Fire Authority will be holding a special meeting to discuss lessons learned from the Santiago Fire. OCFA will be going over everything done to stop the fire last fall. Oh yes, and they’ll be discussing what can be done better to fight the next massive wildfire.
But you know what? Seeing this announcement got me thinking about last fall, when the fire was threatening so many of us. What did we do right to save people’s lives and property? What did we do wrong to allow the fire to go on longer?
What do you think about how OC handled the Santiago Fire? What impressed you the most about our brave firefighters? What government agency disappointed you the most? And overall, do you think the county did a good job in fighting the fire?
I want to hear what you have to say about what you remember from the Santiago Fire last fall. Do you think OC handled the threat properly? And do you think we’ll be ready when the next big wildfire hits? Go ahead and have your say.