SANTA BARBARA COUNTY – On August 19, 2023, California state firefighters at Camp Roberts Fire Department responded to assist with the Plant Fire burning in Santa Barbara County. The Camp Roberts firefighters were assigned to Strike Team 1471C from San Luis Obispo County.
The fire, which started on August 19th and prompted some evacuations, scorched 5,464 acres and as of August 22nd was 75 percent contained. Firefighters were up against erratic winds and challenging terrain. Fortunately, they were eventually assisted with some rainfall as a result of tropical storm Hillary.
“We thank our CSLEA firefighter members at Camp Roberts for always being at the ready, and for assisting with this firefight,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona. “Camp Roberts firefighters work to protect, and respond to incidents, not only at Camp Roberts, but throughout the neighboring area. We thank them for their service and dedication to public safety.”
The cause of the fire is under investigation.