A friend in Santa Barbara, CA, sent me the following info from the June 3, 2022 issue of:
Firefighting goats & The Ojai Valley Fire Safe Council
Surrounded by rugged steep mountains penetrated by hot dry Santa Ana winds, the Ojai Valley is particularly susceptible to wildfire, being in the top one percent of regions in the U.S. and the top three percent in California. The region’s limited evacuation routes, vulnerable grid dependency, and communication “dead-zones” compound the situation. Particular care and creative problem-solving are needed to preserve the area’s natural ecosystems and protect all life in the valley.